A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain: Abdominal Epilepsy


Konca C., Coban M., Ozarslan K., Tekin M. , Turgut M.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.14, no.1, pp.44-46, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaem.2015.46704
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46

Abstract

Abdominal epilepsy (AE) is characterized by paroxysmal gastrointestinal complaints, symptoms of central nervous system disturbance, abnormal electroencephalogram with findings specific for a seizure disorder, and improvement with anticonvulsant drugs. AE is a very rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children. In this article, we present the case of a 5.5-year-old patient with gastrointestinal and central nervous system disturbance symptoms who was diagnosed with AE.