Action Myoclonus and Renal Parenchymal Disease: A Case Report


ASLAN K. , Erdem M., BAĞIR KILIÇ E. , GÖNLÜŞEN G. , BOZDEMİR H.

EPILEPSI, vol.22, no.2, pp.67-71, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/epilepsi.2015.34254
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSI
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-71

Abstract

Progressive myoclonic epilepsies are a devastating group of rare disorders. The case of a young man who presented with a late-diagnosed nephrotic syndrome, progressive myoclonic seizures with action myoclonus, is described in the present report. He was the fifth child of a consanguineous marriage, and there was no familial history of nephrotic syndrome or end-stage renal failure. Renal biopsy showed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with collapsing glomerulopathy. The patient died at 25 years of age in a context of end-stage renal function consistent with nephrotic syndrome.