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Hypoparathyroidism the Cause of Seizure, Misdiagnosed as Epilepsy | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Hypoparathyroidism the Cause of Seizure, Misdiagnosed as Epilepsy

Author(s): MK Rajasekar, Nithya Balasubramanian*

Abstract

A 27 year aged male presented to the emergency with repeated seizures which has been diagnosed as epilepsy before from 14 years of age. The biochemical tests and brain imaging studies were indicative of seizures which occurred due to underlying hypocalcaemia, and an impression of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism was given. Once the replacement of calcium and vitamin D done, the patient get well soon and he is free of seizures, and he is stopped taking anti epileptics. This case mainly shows the presence of brain calcinosis with underlying idiopathic hypoparathyroidism; the cause of acutely presenting seizures due to stimulating factors which are other than epilepsy; and their significance, in these situations, of considering the other curable causes for seizures other than epilepsy.

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