Altered mental status in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is secondary to nonconvulsive status epilepticus

William T. Garrett*, Cherylee W.J. Chang, Thomas P Bleck

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of neurology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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