Primary hypoparathyroidism presenting as refractory status epilepticus

Authors

  • Mukut Roy Post Doctoral Trainee (Endocrinology) Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Nilanjan Sengupta Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Pranab Kumar Sahana Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Chanchal Das Post Doctoral Trainee (Endocrinology), Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal
  • Ranen Dasgupta Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology, N.R.S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17203

Keywords:

Idiopathic primary hypoparathyroidism, phenytoin, refractory status epilepticus

Abstract

A case of adult onset primary hypoparathyroidism is reported highlighting the effect of phenytoin therapy on calcium metabolism. This patient of brain calcinosis syndrome (BCS) presented with refractory status epilepticus despite on full dose phenytoin. Seizures were controlled with correction of hypocalcemia. A change of anti-epileptic therapy to lamotrigine and supplementation with calcium and calcitriol kept the patient seizure free for last 10 months till last follow up.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17203

Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2013; 1 (2): 99-101

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Roy, M., Sengupta, N., Sahana, P. K., Das, C., & Dasgupta, R. (2013). Primary hypoparathyroidism presenting as refractory status epilepticus. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 1(2), 99–101. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i2.17203

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Case Reports