Pseudoseizures as a complication of painful cervical ribs

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  • A L Evans MD FRCPCH

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    1. Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK.
      *Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK.
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*Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK.

Abstract

An 8-year-old girl is described who presented with seizures. These were subsequently found to be pseudoseizures, with no EEG changes. They were provoked by pain from cervical ribs. This cause of pain-provoked pseudoseizures has not previously been described.

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