Acute encephalitis with refractory, repetitive partial seizures: case reports of this unusual post-encephalitic epilepsy.

@article{Saito2007AcuteEW,
  title={Acute encephalitis with refractory, repetitive partial seizures: case reports of this unusual post-encephalitic epilepsy.},
  author={Yoshiaki Saito and Yoshihiro Maegaki and Riina Okamoto and Kaeko Ogura and Masami Togawa and Yukiko Nanba and Takehiko Inoue and Yukitoshi Takahashi and Kousaku Ohno},
  journal={Brain & development},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={147-56}
}
We report on three acute encephalitis patients with refractory, repetitive partial seizures (AERRPS). All three suffered acute febrile episodes associated with status epilepticus, which necessitated high-dose barbiturate therapy under artificial ventilation for several weeks. Electroencephalography (EEG) revealed a predominance of diffuse epileptiform discharges initially, subsequently developing into periodic bursts of these discharges. Reduction of the barbiturate dosage resulted in clinical… CONTINUE READING
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