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A Rare Cause of Late-Onset Epilepsy: Linear Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2016.54028    1,863 Downloads   2,271 Views
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Late-Onset Epilepsy (LOE), with onset in adult life, is often attributed to cerebrovascular disease and intracranial tumor. Herein we present a LOE patient with history of Linear Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre (LScs) and abnormal cranial MRI signs. Curiously, his band-like skin lesion, presenting on the forehead, was in line with the surface projection of the intracranial focus shown in MRI. This gave a clue of the link between the skin lesion and the intracranial focus and the epilepsy. To sum up, it exposed a rare cause of LOE. Moreover, it underlined the significance of recognizing the cause to be associated with a substantially increased risk of developing epilepsy.

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Zhu, H. and Shang, X. (2016) A Rare Cause of Late-Onset Epilepsy: Linear Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 5, 150-153. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2016.54028.

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