Coma with triphasic wave pattern in EEG as a complication of temporal arteritis

Y. Tomer, M. Y. Neufeld, Y. Shoenfeld

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Abstract

Coma is rare in temporal arteritis (TA). We describe a patient with TA who suddenly developed coma with a triphasic EEG pattern that resolved after initiation of steroid treatment. Although the arterial lesions in TA are segmental in nature, TA may present with signs of diffuse neurologic deficit; early treatment can result in complete resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-440
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1992

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  • Clinical Neurology

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