Epilepsia Partialis Continua as a Symptom of Alcohol Withdrawal in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient.

Epilepsia Partialis Continua

  • Chandan Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, U.P, India.
  • Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal M.B.B.S, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, U.P, India.
  • Akanksha Gulati M.B.B.S, Indra Gandhi Medical College, H.P, India.
  • Yaqoob Khan M.B.B.S, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Yuvraj Singh 3rd Year Medical Student, Ross University School of Medicine , Miramar, FL, USA.
Keywords: Epilepsy, Alcohol, Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

Epilepsia partialis continua is a rare form of focal epilepsy or focal status epilepticus which mostly involves motor component. It leads to arrhythmic muscle jerks for a prolonged period of time. It can present as a single episode or multiple repetitive episodes. There are multiple etiological factors including vascular lesions and tumors. Presenting as alcohol withdrawal in a type 2 Diabetic patient makes it a rare phenomenon. We report a case of 55-year-old male with Epilepsia partialis continua after alcohol abstinence. Familiarity and diagnosis of this rare event is important because the treatment depends on the underlying etiology.

Published
2019-06-15
How to Cite
Kumar, C., Athwal, P. S. S., Gulati, A., Khan, Y., & Singh, Y. (2019). Epilepsia Partialis Continua as a Symptom of Alcohol Withdrawal in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(2), ME09-ME10. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/713