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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


DURON, Reyna M. et al. Atypical Tuberous Sclerosis Complex With Late Onset Epileptic Spasms: Complex Diagnosis By Telemedicine In A Rural Community Of Honduras. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.3, pp.63-68. ISSN 2631-2581.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an uncommon neurocutaneous disease often underdiagnosed in remote areas where specialists in neurology are usually not available. A 22 month-old girl was taken to a clinic in a rural village presenting refractory epilepsy of undetermined cause that started at 18 months of age with upward eye deviation episodes and epileptic extensor spasms. She also presented perinasal angiofibromas and hypomelanotic skin lesions in trunk. The interictal encephalogram done in the community showed multifocal and generalized epileptic activity. The girl had been taken to the city for a brain magnetic resonance, which revealed multifocal subcortical hyperintensities and subependymal nodules. By teleconsult between community doctors and national and international specialists, atypical TSC with late onset epileptic spasms was diagnosed. The recommended treatment resulted in controlled seizures, and a follow-up plan was established. This case illustrates that telemedicine units in rural areas are a technological option to provide access to specialized epilepsy care.

Keywords : Phacomatosis; Teleconsult; Epilepsy..

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