Refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

  title={Refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.},
  author={Maria Aiguabella and M. Falip and Misericordia Veciana and Jordi Bruna and Antoni Palas{\'i} and Luisa Corral and J. I. Herrero Herrero and Susana Boluda and Jaume Mora and Alex Iranzo and Carme Serrano},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={12 3},
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare human transmissible spongiform subacute encephalopathy. The most common clinical manifestations of CJD include rapidly progressive dementia, behavioural changes, cerebellar dysfunction and myoclonus. Other seizure types are rare and nonconvulsive status epilepticus (SE) is exceptional. We report a case of a 44-year-old man who presented a psychotic episode followed by akinetic mutism and refractory nonconvulsive SE. The final diagnosis was CJD… CONTINUE READING


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