epilepsia partialis continua


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ep·i·lep·si·a par·ti·a·'lis con·tin·'u·a

1. a form of epilepsy marked by repetitive clonic muscular contractions with or without major convulsions;
2. simple partial motor status epilepticus of the rolandic cortex, often with myoclonic features;
3. a seizure type seen commonly with Rasmussen encephalitis.

ep·i·lep·si·a par·ti·a·lis con·tin·u·a

(ep-i-lepsē-ă pahr-shē-ālis kon-tinyū-ă)
1. Epilepsy marked by repetitive clonic muscular contractions with or without major convulsions.
2. Simple partial motor status epilepticus of the rolandic cortex, often with myoclonic features.

Kojewnikoff,

Aleksei Y., Russian neurologist, 1836-1902.
Kojewnikoff epilepsy - simple partial motor status epilepticus of the rolandic cortex. Synonym(s): epilepsia partialis continua
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These tests are particularly important if the myoclonus is limited to a particular area of the body or if the child is suspected of having a rare form of epilepsy known as epilepsia partialis continua.
Epilepsia partialis continua, simple partial seizures with focal motor signs which remain confined to the part of the body where they originate, occurs in approximately one-half of patients.
DISCUSSION: The estimated the prevalence of epilepsia partialis continua at less than 1 case per million population [Cockerell et al (1996)].