A Case of Severe, Persistent Amnesia Following an Episode of Prolonged Status Epilepticus

Avidesh Panday, Werner J. Becker, Jayesh Modi

Abstract


    The role of the hippocampus in memory loss has been well established. We present a case of persistent and profound amnesia in a patient with a prolonged episode of status epilepticus complicated by a history of alcohol abuse. Serial brain MRI’s showed concomitant evolution of profound hippocampal damage.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1177w


Keywords


Hippocampal sclerosis; Memory; Status epilepticus; MRI; Epilepsy monitoring

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