Title

Status epilepticus and Epstein-Barr virus encephalopathy. Diagnosis by modern serologic techniques

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology; Office of Research; Department of Pediatrics

Publication Date

1985-8

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Aged; Brain Diseases; Female; Herpesviridae Infections; Herpesvirus 4, Human; Humans; Male; Serologic Tests; Status Epilepticus

Disciplines

Nervous System Diseases | Neurology

Abstract

Three patients had status epilepticus appearing de novo as the presenting manifestation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encephalopathy. Clinical findings of infectious mononucleosis were absent and EBV-specific serologic tests made or confirmed the diagnosis in each case. Epstein-Barr virus should be considered as a potential cause when status epilepticus occurs in the absence of previous seizures or an identified cause of seizures. The diagnosis may be made in some cases only with the use of EBV-specific serologic testing.

Source

Arch Neurol. 1985 Aug;42(8):789-92.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of neurology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2992428

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