Treating seizures in Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease☆

  title={Treating seizures in Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease☆},
  author={Marcus C. K. Ng and M. Brandon Westover and Andrew J. Cole},
  booktitle={Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports},
Seizures are known to occur in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). In the setting of a rapidly progressive condition with no effective therapy, determining appropriate treatment for seizures can be difficult if clinical morbidity is not obvious yet the electroencephalogram (EEG) demonstrates a worrisome pattern such as status epilepticus. Herein, we present the case of a 39-year-old man with CJD and electrographic seizures, discuss how this case challenges conventional definitions of seizures, and… CONTINUE READING


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