Periodic EEG patterns in sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob-Disease can be benzodiazepine-responsive and be difficult to distinguish from non-convulsive status epilepticus.

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PURPOSE Periodic discharges in EEG and a history of rapidly progressive dementia are known to be associated with sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (sCJD). Doubts regarding this rare but fatal diagnosis can arise, when episodic symptoms (seizures, psychiatric features, speech disturbances) are present and the EEG shows epileptiform discharges within this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.seizure.2017.10.023

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@article{Marquetand2017PeriodicEP, title={Periodic EEG patterns in sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob-Disease can be benzodiazepine-responsive and be difficult to distinguish from non-convulsive status epilepticus.}, author={Justus Marquetand and S. Knake and Adam Strzelczyk and Bernhard Jochen Steinhoff and Holger Lerche and Matthis Synofzik and Niels K. Focke}, journal={Seizure}, year={2017}, volume={53}, pages={47-50} }