Tonic status and electrodecremental paroxysms in an adult without epilepsy

Lyle W. Ostrow, Peter W. Kaplan

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Electrodecremental status epilepticus is classically described in infants and children with severe refractory epilepsy, mental retardation, and structural brain abnormalities. We describe a 24-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with prolonged tonic status epilepticus which evolved into stimulus-induced diffuse voltage attenuation (SIDVA) pattern in the setting of aseptic meningoencephalitis. There was no history of seizures or further events after recovery. This is the first report of a SIDVA pattern in an adult without a history of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • adult
  • electrodecremental
  • meningoencephalitis
  • stimulus-induced
  • tonic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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