Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a syndrome with numerous neurological manifestations including altered mental status and seizures. At least 10% of the patients with TIP seen at our institution had non-convulsive status epilepticus as a cause of or associated with their altered mental status. We propose that altered mental status secondary to nonconvulsive status epilepticus requiring electroencephalographic diagnosis and antiepileptic medication occurs in a substantial proportion of patients with TTP.
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- Clinical Neurology