Abdominal Epilepsy in an Adult: A Diagnosis Often Missed VD01-VD02
Dr. Devavrat G Harshe,
Shree, Plot No 43, Unit No 2, Ambai Defence Colony, Sagarmal, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
Abdominal Epilepsy (AE) is a variant of temporal lobe epilepsy and is commonly seen in pediatric age group. There are however, multiple reports of abdominal epilepsy in adolescents and even in adults. Chronic and recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms with one or more neuropsychiatric manifestations are often the presenting picture for a patient with AE. Such patients therefore, are more likely to consult a general practioner, a physician, a surgeon or a gastroenterologist than consulting a psychiatrist or a neurologist. We hereby present such a case of AE in an adult with review of similar reports.