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Roth, P; Zumsteg, D (2009). Seizure-induced periorbital petechial rash. European Neurology, 61(5):317.
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A 58-year-old man was admitted after a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The neurological examination was normal, except for bilateral periorbital, enoral and superior thoracic petechiae, which had only occurred after the seizure. The blood pressure, CT scan of the brain and routine laboratory were unremarkable. Seizure-related petechial rash is a rare finding that might be helpful for the diagnosis of an epileptic event in the absence of other objective signs [1, 2] . It may occasionally show a predilection for the periorbital area, as in our case. The petechiae generally resolve spontaneously and do not need special treatment  .
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2010 15:31|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 22:09|
|Additional Information:||© 2010 S. Karger AG|
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