Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in theophylline toxicity. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Asthma
  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

MeSH Major

  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Theophylline

abstract

  • A 53-year-old cocaine user was on chronic therapy with theophylline, albuterol, and ipratropium for asthma and nifedipine for hypertension. Acute asthma treatment that increased the serum theophylline to 35 micrograms/mL was associated with tonic clonic seizures followed by bizarre, lateralized posturing. Electroencephalogram seizure activity lasting 10 days was consistent with nonconvulsive status epilepticus, Complex Partial, type II. Theophylline was considered the probable instigator of this underdiagnosed neurologic disorder.

publication date

  • 1999

has subject area

  • Asthma
  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Theophylline

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10078166

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 99

end page

  • 101

volume

  • 37

number

  • 1