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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160--162

Parry Romberg's disease with intractable partial epilepsy

Department of Neurology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences and Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata, India

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Amit Haldar
CD-296, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 064
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.32791

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Parry Romberg's syndrome is an uncommon disorder characterized by atrophy of skin and subcutaneous tissue of one side of face. It has neurologic sequel. The commonest of which is epilepsy. Here, we present a 17-year old girl with features of Parry Romberg's disease with intractable epilepsy. Her seizures have stopped with systemic corticosteroids. This treatment response, together with previous reports is suggestive of an autoimmune basis to this disorder. Thus the epilepsy in some such cases may be steroid responsive.


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