Publication Type:

Journal Article


Epileptic Disord, Volume 19, Issue 4, p.456-460 (2017)


Autoimmune Diseases, Brain, Electroencephalography, epilepsy, female, Humans, leptospirosis, middle aged, polysomnography, Sleep, Video recording


<p>This video-illustrated case report concerns a 49-year-old woman who presented with sleep-related hypermotor seizures. The antecedent history of leptospirosis, high frequency of new-onset seizures, presence of an unclassified anti-neuronal antibody, and dramatic response to steroids strongly supported post-infectious immune-mediated pathogenesis in our patient. To the best of our knowledge, post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting as sleep-related hypermotor seizures has not hitherto been reported. [Published with video sequence on].</p>

Cite this Research Publication

P. Makhija, Gopinath, S., Kannoth, S., and Radhakrishnan, K., “A case of post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting with sleep-related hypermotor seizures.”, Epileptic Disord, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 456-460, 2017.