Four patients, aged 17 to 47 years, had paroxysmal abdominal pain associated with symptoms suggestive of a CNS disturbance. None had a discernible primary gastrointestinal process, but each had EEG abnormalities and a striking response to anticonvulsant medication. These findings suggest that abdominal epilepsy should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unexplained paroxysmal abdominal pain.
(JAMA 240:2450-2451, 1978)
Peppercorn MA, Herzog AG, Dichter MA, Mayman CI. Abdominal Epilepsy: A Cause of Abdominal Pain in Adults. JAMA. 1978;240(22):2450–2451. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290220062018
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: