Chapter 58. Unresponsiveness—Coma, Vegetative State, or Locked-In State?

  1. Peter W. Kaplan MB, FRCP1 and
  2. Thien Nguyen MD, PhD2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322972.ch58

Clinical Electrophysiology

Clinical Electrophysiology

How to Cite

Kaplan, P. W. and Nguyen, T. (2010) Unresponsiveness—Coma, Vegetative State, or Locked-In State?, in Clinical Electrophysiology, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322972.ch58

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185295

Online ISBN: 9781444322972

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Keywords:

  • Unresponsiveness—coma, vegetative state, or locked-in state? [1–7];
  • Clinical Case;
  • vegetative state (VS);
  • Clinical Evaluation;
  • Differential Diagnosis;
  • cause of unresponsiveness (CRA);
  • Locked-in syndrome (LIS);
  • persistent vegetative state (PVS);
  • positive occipital sharp transients of sleep (POSTS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical Case

  • Typical Features

  • Clinical Evaluation

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis and Comment

  • References