Misdiagnosis of menstruation-related recurrent hypersomnia as epilepsy in a patient with generalized epileptic discharges


Benbir G., Delil S., Karadeniz D., Yeni N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSCIENCES, vol.10, no.1, pp.28-30, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1817-1745.154325
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-30

Abstract

Recurrent hypersomnias are very rare with two subtypes as Kleine-Levin syndrome and menstruation-related hypersomnia, which is very rarely encountered worldwide. Here, we report a young girl with menstruation-related recurrent hypersomnia, who was misdiagnosed as epilepsy due to co-existing generalized epileptic discharges. The importance of this comorbidity in terms of differential diagnosis of the attacks is discussed.