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.
Epileptic myoclonus including juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, progressive myoclonic epilepsies (PME), epilepsia partialis continua, Rasmussen's encephalitis, early infantile myoclonic encephalopathy, infantile spasms (also known as West syndrome), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, benign familial myoclonic epilepsy, and Angelman syndrome; and
He also had epilepsia partialis continua, which manifested as repetitive clonic jerking of the fingers of the left hand.