• Users Online: 69
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
 
CASE REPORT
Ahead of Print

Faciobrachial dystonic seizure-like events in a patient with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


1 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Clinical Neurosciences and Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Yadav,
Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru - 560029, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Faciobrachial dystonic seizure is a distinctive phenomenology that is considered pathognomonic of leucine-rich glioma-inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) antibody-associated autoimmune limbic encephalitis. However, similar phenomenology has been described with other neurological disorders as well. Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old man with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis who presented with multiple episodes of involuntary movements resembling faciobrachial dystonic seizure. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid autoimmune encephalitis panel, including leucine-rich glioma-inactivated protein 1 antibody, were negative. Classical periodic stereotypical slow wave discharges on the electroencephalogram and raised measles antibody titre in cerebrospinal fluid confirmed the diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Holla VV
    -  Chaithra SP
    -  Prasad S
    -  Kamble N
    -  Pal PK
    -  Yadav R
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed85    
    PDF Downloaded6    

Recommend this journal