Ictal catatonia as a manifestation of de novo absence status epilepticus following benzodiazepine withdrawal

  title={Ictal catatonia as a manifestation of de novo absence status epilepticus following benzodiazepine withdrawal},
  author={Kousuke Kanemoto and Toshio Miyamoto and Ryuji Abe},
To describe ictal catatonia as a manifestation of de novo absence status epilepticus following benzodiazepine withdrawal. Ictal catatonia was documented by concurrent EEG recordings. A catatonic syndrome, first diagnosed as a psychogenic reaction, was found to be an ictal event by EEG recording. De novo absence status and benzodiazepine withdrawal should be considered when a catatonic syndrome suddenly occurs in elderly patients. 

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