Abdominal epilepsy in a Nigerian child: A case report
Abdominal epilepsy is an exceptionally rare cause of abdominal pain that’s more likely to occur in children. We report a child with episodic paroxysmal abdominal pain, accompanied by flatulence, neck pain tiredness and bilateral lower limbs weakness. Physical examination was normal expect for hyper pigmented spots. Blood analysis, X ray examinations, ultrasound and barium studies of the abdomen did not show evidence of pathology. The electroencephalogram (EEG) showed temporal lobe dysrhythmia during typical attack. We started treatment with carbamazepine and the patient has remained asymptomatic during the last six months, while taking her treatment regularly.
Garba Mohammed Ashir, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI
Alhaji Mohammed Arab, university of maiduguri
Mustapha Modu Gofama, University of Maiduguri
Ibrahim Bello Abdullahi, Federal medical center azare
Nwaizu C Azuka, FMC Azare
abdomonal epilepsy, child, EEG
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South African Journal of Child Health 2009;3(3):96.
Date submitted: 2009-05-12
Date published: 2009-11-09
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