Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus Secondary to Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction in Neurosyphilis: A Case Report and Literature Review

  title={Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus Secondary to Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction in Neurosyphilis: A Case Report and Literature Review},
  author={J. Rissardo and Ana Let{\'i}cia Fornari Caprara and Juliana Oliveira Freitas Silveira},
  journal={The Neurologist},
Introduction: Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) is defined as a transient immunologic reaction, classically seen in patients during syphilis treatment. JHR is a rare cause of status epilepticus (SE) in neurosyphilis. We describe a case of generalized convulsive SE (GCSE) probably secondary to JHR in a patient with neurosyphilis. Case Report: A 23-year-old man presented with progressive behavioral changes with 4 months of onset and pupillary alteration with 9 months of onset. He had experienced… 

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