Acute prolonged confusion in later life as an ictal state.

@article{Ellis1978AcutePC,
  title={Acute prolonged confusion in later life as an ictal state.},
  author={Jessica M. Ellis and Soyoung Irene Lee},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1978},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          119-28
        }
}
Six patients ranging in age from 42 to 69 with no prior history of seizure disorder presented an acute prolonged or intermittent confusional state, with or without psychotic symptoms, as an ictal manifestation. The EEGs demonstrated protracted generalized spike and wave discharges, but full diagnostic evaluation disclosed no evident cause for the seizures. All promptly responded to small amounts of intravenous diazepam and subsequent oral phenytoin and phenobarbital. Three of the six patients… CONTINUE READING

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