We report the case of a woman suffering from complex partial seizures who developed Parkinson's disease at the age of 58. Parkinsonian symptoms improved transitorily after complex partial seizures. Although this has been reported after generalized seizures, this case is, to our knowledge, the first description of improvement of parkinsonian symptoms… (More)
We describe a 37-year-old man with spinal segmental myoclonus characterized by symmetric, rhythmic contractions of the abdomen with a frequency ranging between 100 and 150/min. The combination of sodium valproate and L-5-hydroxytryptophan was useful to control the myoclonus. We comment on the possible role of the serotonergic system in this syndrome.