Acute verwardheid bij een oudere patiënt op basis van epilepsie

A. Storm, G. Casteelen

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A man aged 69 years with a history of a cerebrovascular accident showed progressively strange behaviour in two weeks. There were no signs of a neurological disorder. Psychiatric examination revealed psychotic symptoms. The electro encephalogram revealed epileptic activity at the site of the old infarct. The diagnosis was 'psychotic disorder due to a non-convulsive status epilepticus'. Treatment with anti-epileptics was followed by clinical recovery. An epileptic insult must be thought of in every elderly patient with unexplained changed behaviour. A cerebrovascular accident is the main risk factor for developing an insult in elderly
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1745-1748
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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