Ulcerative colitis, status epilepticus and intractable temporal seizures.

  title={Ulcerative colitis, status epilepticus and intractable temporal seizures.},
  author={Galip Akhan and Frederick Andermann and Marilyn Jones Gotman},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={4 2},
Three patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and without any other risk factors, developed intractable status epilepticus de novo. Intractable temporal lobe seizures followed and were investigated 7-19 years later. Two had bi-temporal abnormalities and catastrophic memory loss and the third, severe temporoparietal damage. Status occurred in the context of steroid taper, fasting and abdominal surgery respectively, and it is unlikely that it was merely due to coincidence. Encephalitis or… CONTINUE READING