An Unusual Cause of Frequent, Sudden, Transient, Unexplained Falls and New-Onset Status Epilepticus: Case Report and Mini-Review

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Abstract

We report a 14-year old adolescent Caucasian female, who presented with frequent, sudden, transient, and unexplained falls leading to multiple serious injuries to her head and extremities requiring several visits to the emergency department. She was evaluated numerous times and imaging studies, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, and electroencephalogram studies were all normal. She eventually presented to outside emergency department with dystonic posturing and status epilepticus and was transferred to our pediatric intensive care unit for further management. She was diagnosed with an uncommon, underrecognized and underdiagnosed condition. To our knowledge there is no such previous report in a pediatric patient.

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