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Panayiotopoulos syndrome in a child masquerading as septic shock

Devendra Kumar Verma, Pavan Tayde

Keywords : Autonomic symptoms, febrile convulsion, occipital epilepsy, septic shock

Citation Information : Verma DK, Tayde P. Panayiotopoulos syndrome in a child masquerading as septic shock. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (6):361-363.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.183912

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS) is a benign childhood epilepsy with predominant autonomic symptoms. The syndrome can have varied presentations resulting in diagnostic dilemma. We herein describe a 3-year-old boy with PS, who had manifestations similar to septic shock. His investigations were normal and had a complete recovery. Through this case, we wish to highlight the unusual presentation of PS as septic shock. Physicians should be aware of the different ways in which this syndrome can present to ensure its early diagnosis and treatment.

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