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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2032-2034

Intractable hypocalcemic seizures with neuropsychiatric symptoms- An under-diagnosed case


Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Himanshi Baid
Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2468_20

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Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is one of the important and treatable causes of hypocalcaemia. Patients with hypocalcaemia as a consequence of hypoparathyroidism can have varied neuropsychiatric presentations such as intractable seizures, depressive symptoms, psychosis, generalized parasthesias and extrapyramidal syndrome. Many times these patients are being wrongly treated as a case of depression without addressing the underlying cause. We present a case of 26-year-old female patient who presented in emergency with multiple episodes of complex partial seizures since the last 6 months and under the treatment for depression for 2 years. She was diagnosed as a case of hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism was considered as the underlying cause.


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