Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 5

A Rare Case of Abdominal Epilepsy in a Young Female

Abhishek Sadalage1*, Sucharita Patra2, Rajesh Khyalappa3 and Abhaydeep Anant Arage4

1MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Gastroenterology), Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

2MBBS, Post-graduate Resident, Department of Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

3MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

4MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Sadalage, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Gastroenterology), Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.

Received: April 06, 2023; Published: April 19, 2023

Abstract

Abdominal epilepsy is a condition characterized by unexplained paroxysms of gastrointestinal symptoms with concomitant abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG) findings and improvement with anticonvulsants. (1) We hereby present the case of a 22-year-old lady who came with complaints of recurrent episodes of vomiting with only occasional discomfort in abdomen during periods of emesis. She was ultimately diagnosed with abdominal epilepsy based on electroencephalogram (EEG) findings of spike-wave pattern noticed during symptomatic period, and normal electroencephalogram (EEG) during intervening symptom-free period. After treatment with anticonvulsants, she showed a complete remission of symptoms and follow-up electroencephalogram (EEG) was also found to be normal.

 Keywords: Abdominal Epilepsy; Vomiting

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Citation

Citation: Abhishek Sadalage., et al. “A Rare Case of Abdominal Epilepsy in a Young Female". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.5 (2023): 19-22.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Abhishek Sadalage., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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