Ketogenic diet therapy is effective in encephalitis with refractory seizures

Kosuke Matsuzono, Tomoko Kurata, Shoko Deguchi, Toru Yamashita, Kentaro Deguchi, Koji Abe

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Abstract

Objective and importance: Although ketogenic diet therapy is effective in refractory seizures in childhood, its effect on adult encephalitis with similar refractory seizures and prolonged encephalopathy has not been well reported. Clinical presentation: We report here a case of a 22-year-old man with acute encephalitis with refractory repetitive partial seizures (AERRPS). Intervention: Partial seizures of the face developed to repeated generalized convulsions, which were refractory against anti-epileptic drugs and a high dose of propofol. After struggling for 9 months, he dramatically recovered after ketogenic diet therapy. Conclusion: Ketogenic diet therapy may be an important tool to help cure AERRPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-910
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Research
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

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Keywords

  • AERRPS
  • Encephalitis
  • Ketogenic diet therapy
  • Refractory seizures
  • SPECT with <sup>123</sup>I-iomazenil

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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Ketogenic diet therapy is effective in encephalitis with refractory seizures. / Matsuzono, Kosuke; Kurata, Tomoko; Deguchi, Shoko; Yamashita, Toru; Deguchi, Kentaro; Abe, Koji.

In: Neurological Research, Vol. 36, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. 906-910.

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Matsuzono, Kosuke ; Kurata, Tomoko ; Deguchi, Shoko ; Yamashita, Toru ; Deguchi, Kentaro ; Abe, Koji. / Ketogenic diet therapy is effective in encephalitis with refractory seizures. In: Neurological Research. 2014 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 906-910.
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