J Korean Epilepsy Soc.  2001 Dec;5(2):192-194.

One Case of Reflex Focal Seizures Associated with Nonketotic Hyperglycemia

  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Kheo@yumc.ysnsei.ac.kr


BACKGROUND & SIGNIFICANCE: Focal seizures are usually due to an underlying structural lesion of the brain but occasionally caused by metabolic disturbances such as nonketotic hyperglycemia (NKH). Reflex focal seizures associated with NKH have been reported. CASE: The 69 year-old man was admitted in our hospital due to clonic movements of the right leg. His seizures did not occur spontaneously but were provoked by active or passive movements and tactile stimulation of the affected leg. The convulsive movements of the right leg often spread to the left leg without involving any other parts of his body. The seizures regressed with the control of hyperglycemia only. COMMENT: We report a patient presented with reflex focal seizures as the initial manifest-ation of NKH.


Reflex seizure; Nonketotic hyperglycemia
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