Transient epileptic amnesia

Kazuhiro Muramatsu, Takahito Yoshizaki

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Abstract

Transient amnesia is one of common clinical phenomenon of epilepsy that are encountered by physicians. The amnestic attacks are often associated with persistent memory disturbances. Epilepsy is common among the elderly, with amnesia as a common symptom and convulsions relatively uncommon. Therefore, amnesia due to epilepsy can easily be misdiagnosed as dementia. The term 'transient epileptic amnesia (TEA)' was introduced in the early 1990s by Kapur, who highlighted that amnestic attacks caused by epilepsy can be similar to those occurring in 'transient global amnesia', but are distinguished by features brevity and recurrence. In 1998, Zeman et al. proposed diagnostic criteria for TEA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-470
Number of pages5
JournalNihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume74
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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