Meng C. Wong, MRCP; Nicholas D.A. Suite, MD; Douglas R. Labar, MD, PhD
To the Editors: Nonconvulsive generalized status epilepticus (NCGSE) is characterized by slowness in behavior and mentation, confusion, and sometimes stupor, lasting for more than an hour and accompanied by generalized repetitive continuous or nearly continuous epileptiform activity on the electroencephalogram (EEG). NCGSE has been predominantly reported as an epileptic syndrome beginning in older adults and in children with petit mal epilepsy. We report a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who had NCGSE.
Our patient had a history of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and was hospitalized with pancreatitis. He improved markedly with treatment over 5 days. A baseline mildly abnormal mental
Wong MC, Suite ND, Labar DR. Nonconvulsive Generalized Status Epilepticus and AIDS. Ann Intern Med. ;116:171–172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-2-171
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(2):171-172.
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