Post-ictal fever: a rare symptom of partial seizures.

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serval:BIB_90BB247DD797
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Post-ictal fever: a rare symptom of partial seizures.
Journal
European Journal of Neurology
Author(s)
Rossetti A.O., Tosi C., Despland P.A., Staedler C.
ISSN
1468-1331[electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
14
Number
5
Pages
586-590
Language
english
Notes
Case Reports Journal Article --- Old month value: May
Abstract
Although fever may induce seizures, especially in children, its occurrence following epileptic spells has been rarely described, except from generalized convulsive status epilepticus. We present two patients suffering from focal seizures accompanied by episodes of post-ictal fever, and review similar reports in the literature of the last 40 years. Temperature changes following non-convulsive seizures might be induced by gene upregulation occurring in the hypothalamus, the nucleus tractus solitarius, or in other brain regions, producing a local inflammatory response. Direct propagation of electrical discharges seems less consistent with the timing of development of this symptom. Heterogeneity of reported clinical features argues against the assumption of a definite localizing or lateralizing value for post-ictal fever.
Keywords
Adult, Brain, Brain Injuries, Epilepsies, Partial, Female, Fever, Frontal Lobe, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Parasomnias, Seizures
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 12:40
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