Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
SILVA, Délrio F. et al. Complex partial status epilepticus in a child. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.2, pp. 274-277. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000200016.
Complex partial status epilepticus (SE) has been reported rarely in children. We describe the clinical case of a 14 year-old girl with complex partial seizures (CPS) since age 10 who developed a complex partial SE probably because she was not adherent to treatment. The neurologic examination and computed tomography scan were normal. During the SE she received diazepam and phenytoin and became free of the seizures after 5 minutes. The ictal EEG showed spikes and slow waves over the right temporal region.
Keywords : complex partial status epilepticus; EEG; child.