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Case report
Epileptic nystagmus with different localization of lesions in magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with MELAS
1 Department of Neurology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
Neurol Sci Neurophysiol 2018; 35: 189-192
DOI: 10.5152/NSN.2018.10003
Key Words: Seizure, epileptic nystagmus, MELAS
Abstract

Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a syndrome which is characterized as mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and recurrent stroke-like episodes. Recurrent attacks of prolonged migrainous headache, different types of epileptic seizures and repeated cerebral lesions are the main clinical features of the disease. Cerebral lesions can cause different seizure types in this syndrome according to affected brain areas. Herein, we are reporting a case of MELAS who experienced recurrent neurologic deficits, confusional states and epileptic seizures with ictal epileptic nystagmus. Ictal electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions also supported to the ictal focus of epileptic nystagmus. With this case, we would like to take attention to this rare ictal event.

 

You may cite this article as: Tabakoğlu A, Çiftçi Ş, Süzen Ekinci et al. Epileptic nystagmus with different localization of lesions in magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with MELAS. Neurol Sci Neurophysiol 2018; 35(4): 189-192.

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