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

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_90BB247DD797
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Post-ictal fever: a rare symptom of partial seizures.
Périodique
European Journal of Neurology
Auteur(s)
Rossetti A.O., Tosi C., Despland P.A., Staedler C.
ISSN
1468-1331[electronic]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Volume
14
Numéro
5
Pages
586-590
Langue
anglais
Notes
Case Reports Journal Article --- Old month value: May
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Adult, Brain, Brain Injuries, Epilepsies, Partial, Female, Fever, Frontal Lobe, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Parasomnias, Seizures
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
25/01/2008 12:40
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 19:26
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