LEON S. BASSER, M.B., F.R.A.C.P.; FRANCIS C. NEALE, PH.D.; ANTHONY W. IRELAND, M.B., B.S.; SOLOMON POSEN, M.D., F.R.A.C.P.
The electroencephalographic findings in 41 patients with chronic surgical hypoparathyroidism are presented. Of the 21 patients with normal electroencephalograms (EEG's), 3 gave a history of epilepsy. Of the 20 patients with abnormal EEG's, 11 gave a history of epilepsy. Five of the eight patients with focal EEG abnormalities had neurologic disorders antedating their thyroidectomies or not directly associated with hypoparathyroidism.
There was no correlation between the serum calcium and the EEG. The restoration of normal serum calcium concentrations in patients with previous hypocalcemia was not associated with corresponding changes in the EEG in these patients.
BASSER LS, NEALE FC, IRELAND AW, POSEN S. Epilepsy and Electroencephalographic Abnormalities in Chronic Surgical Hypoparathyroidism. Ann Intern Med. ;71:507–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-507
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):507-515.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Parathyroid Disorders, Seizure Disorders.
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