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Vol 87, No 5 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-10-31
Submitted: 2019-03-20
Accepted: 2019-07-06
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Neurogenic pulmonary oedema as a rare complication of epileptic seizures

Milan Sova, David Franc, Filip Ctvrtlik, Petr Jakubec, Amjad Ghazal Asswad, Vitezslav Kolek
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2019.0052
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Pubmed: 31680230
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Adv Respir Med 2019;87(5):298-300.

open access

Vol 87, No 5 (2019)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-10-31
Submitted: 2019-03-20
Accepted: 2019-07-06

Abstract

Introduction: Neurogenic pulmonary oedema (NPE) is a very rare complication of epileptic seizures, which could potentially increase mortality.
Material and methods: The case of a 66-year-old male patient with NPE caused by repeated epileptic seizures is reported. Rapid resolution of pulmonary oedema is well documented by X-ray and computed tomography images.
Conclusions: Neurogenic pulmonary oedema could potentially increase mortality, and thus, it is important to perform a chest X-ray in all patients presenting with seizures and dyspnoea.

Abstract

Introduction: Neurogenic pulmonary oedema (NPE) is a very rare complication of epileptic seizures, which could potentially increase mortality.
Material and methods: The case of a 66-year-old male patient with NPE caused by repeated epileptic seizures is reported. Rapid resolution of pulmonary oedema is well documented by X-ray and computed tomography images.
Conclusions: Neurogenic pulmonary oedema could potentially increase mortality, and thus, it is important to perform a chest X-ray in all patients presenting with seizures and dyspnoea.

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Keywords

neurogenic pulmonary oedema, epilepsy, seizure

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Title

Neurogenic pulmonary oedema as a rare complication of epileptic seizures

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 87, No 5 (2019)

Pages

298-300

Published online

2019-10-31

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2019.0052

Pubmed

31680230

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2019;87(5):298-300.

Keywords

neurogenic pulmonary oedema
epilepsy
seizure

Authors

Milan Sova
David Franc
Filip Ctvrtlik
Petr Jakubec
Amjad Ghazal Asswad
Vitezslav Kolek

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