J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2012 May;30(2):125-127.

Complex Partial Status Epilepticus Caused by Hyponatremia

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. sejinmayo@ynu.ac.kr

Abstract

A 67-year-old female presented with stuporous mentality. She ingested a bowel-preparation agent and 4 L of water in preparation for a colonoscopy the day before presentation, and subsequently developed severe diarrhea and vomiting. Laboratory tests demonstrated hyponatremia (120 mEq/L). Her EEG exhibited continuous spike- or polyspike-and-wave discharges on the left frontal area. We diagnosed complex partial status epilepticus caused by hyponatremia in this patient. Her mental status and EEG recovered completely after administration of an anticonvulsant and correction of hyponatremia.

Keyword

Colonoscopy; Complex partial status epilepticus; Hyponatremia

MeSH Terms

Aged
Colonoscopy
Diarrhea
Electroencephalography
Female
Humans
Hyponatremia
Status Epilepticus
Stupor
Vomiting
Water
Water
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