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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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LAWSON P, Balduin  y  QUINTANA F, Juan Carlos. Non convulsive status epilepticus associated to language disorders: Report of two cases . Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2003, vol.131, n.9, pp.1045-1050. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872003000900012.

Non convulsive status epilepticus is a heterogeneous condition consisting of very different electroclinical syndromes. It is difficult to make the diagnosis and identify common factors among patients. We report two cases with an unusual presentation. A 31 years old woman having discoid lupus presented with a prolonged exogenous psychosis that lasted two and half months, associated to echolalia. After the episode the patient remained with a severe frontal syndrome that could be the consequence of a non convulsive status epilepticus. A 60 years old woman with an epilepsy diagnosed at the age of 30, presented with recurrent episodes of aphasia. During one of these crises, the electroencephalogram showed continuous epileptiform activity

Palabras clave : Aphasia; Echolalia; Epilepsy; frontal lobe; Psychotic disorders.

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