Ictal vomiting as an initial symptom of severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy: A case report

Naomi Hino-Fukuyo, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Noriko Togashi, Mitsugu Uematsu, Taro Kitamura, Yosuke Kakisaka, Mamiko Ishitobi, Keisuke Wakusawa, Kazuie Iinuma, Hirokazu Oguni, Kazuhiro Yamakawa, Shigeru Tsuchiya

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Abstract

We report on 3-year-old Japanese twin brothers suffering from ictal vomiting during infancy. Intractable seizures, including generalized tonic-clonic convulsions, and myoclonic seizures persisted in late infancy. The diagnosis of severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy was confirmed by detecting a mutation in the voltage-gated sodium channel alpha subunit type gene. This is the first case report addressing ictal vomiting as the initial presentation of severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 12

Keywords

  • Ictal vomiting
  • Panayiotopoulos syndrome
  • Rolandic epilepsy
  • Severe myoclonic epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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