A Case of Severe, Persistent Amnesia Following an Episode of Prolonged Status Epilepticus

Avidesh Panday, Werner J. Becker, Jayesh Modi


The role of the hippocampus in memory loss has been well established. We present a case of persistent and profound amnesia in a patient with a prolonged episode of status epilepticus complicated by a history of alcohol abuse. Serial brain MRI’s showed concomitant evolution of profound hippocampal damage.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(5):330-332
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1177w


Hippocampal sclerosis; Memory; Status epilepticus; MRI; Epilepsy monitoring

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