Incognizant Cause of Misdiagnosed Seizure

Mittal, Saumya H and Pai, Shivanand and *, Rakshith KC and *, Misri Z K and Shenoy, Nisha (2016) Incognizant Cause of Misdiagnosed Seizure. EC Neurology, 3 (4). 422-424..

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Rate of misdiagnosis of epilepsy is high. In a study, 23% patients were found to have been misdiagnosed as epilepsy and 26% patients referred as refractory epilepsy were misdiagnosed. Among children with falls and funny turns, 23% have seizures while 42% patients had syncope (of different causes) and 35% had myriad of causes. 39% children diagnosed to have epilepsy were misdiagnosed. We present a misdiagnosed case of seizure disorder that turned out to have Gratification Disorder, a cause that is not commonly known beyond paediatric department and which confuses neurologists since it mimics epilepsy and movement disorder.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epilepsy; Seizures; Gratification behaviour; Infantile masturbation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Neurology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 12:19

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