Epilepsia Partialis Continua

P. V. Motika, D. C. Bergen

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Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) refers to prolonged, focal, and repetitive motor seizures resulting from a variety of inciting etiologies. The differential diagnosis is broad and treatment is based primarily on the causative etiology. Prognosis varies according to the nature of the underlying disease. EPC can cause continuous or intermittent involuntary movements that can be misinterpreted as a movement disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Rasmussen's encephalitis
  • Seizure
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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