Reflex seizures and non-ketotic hyperglycemia: an unresolved issue.


Journal Article

Reflex seizures are a rare form of epilepsy, the pathogenesis of which is unclear. They have been reported in the setting of non-ketotic hyperglycemia (NKH) and are considered to be neuroendocrine in origin. We report a diabetic patient with movement-induced seizures whose presentation suggests that brain ischemia may be the precipitating event in focal seizures seen in the setting of NKH. We recommend that in such instances a focal lesion such as stroke should be ruled out.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Siddiqi, ZA; VanLandingham, KE; Husain, AM

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 63 - 66

PubMed ID

  • 11888264

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11888264

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-1311

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/seiz.2001.0559


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England