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A case of petit-mal status: a diagnostic dilemma.

Authors
  • Weissberg, M P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1975
Volume
132
Issue
11
Pages
1200–1201
Identifiers
PMID: 810040
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The author describes a case in which the "crazy" behavior of a woman with petit mal status (PMS) was initially misinterpreted in an emergency room situation. The diagnosis of PMS was confirmed by electroencephalography. The author notes the need to consider the possibility of this diagnosis when there is a history of seizures in conjunction with an altered state of consciousness.

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