Case Report

A Rare Cause of Dizzinees: Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus

  • Utku Ogan AKYILDIZ
  • Ali AKYOL

Received Date: 23.04.2009 Accepted Date: 23.07.2009 Meandros Med Dent J 2010;11(1):35-37

Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) defines, in general, a manifestation with cognitive dysfunction, neurological deficit and that is most often treatable and reversible. 30-year-old, right-hand dominant female patient with complaints feeling of imbalance and dizziness occurring during menstrual period almost every month and rarely out of menstrual period, was referred to clinic . In EEG, 3-4 Hz bilateral, synchronized, symmetric, spine, sharp waves and spine-wave paroxysms were observed during episodes. EEG, recorded at the beginning of episode, is reported as electrophysiological status epilepticus. Our patient with NCSE who described long-term dizziness episodes mostly during menstruation periods and rarely in between menstruation cycles; was considered as an interesting case and presented to keep in mind for differential diagnosis of dizziness.

Keywords: Non-convulsive status epilepticus, dizziness, menstruation