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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 9 ( 2016 ) > List of Articles


Lance–Adams syndrome: A special case of a mother

Gaurav Nigam, Sachin Babu, C. Peter, C Peter

Keywords : Action myoclonus, Lance–Adams syndrome, myoclonic status epilepticus, negative myoclonus

Citation Information : Nigam G, Babu S, Peter C, Peter C. Lance–Adams syndrome: A special case of a mother. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (9):548-550.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.190372

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2014

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


Predicting the neurological outcome in survivors of cardiorespiratory arrest is difficult. A distinction has been made between acute and chronic posthypoxic myoclonus, called myoclonic status epilepticus and Lance–Adams syndrome (LAS), respectively, with the acute condition carrying a bad prognosis. Here, we report a case of a 37-year-old female who developed seizures after a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The available literature on such cases is very rare and has generally mentioned a poor outcome. However, our patient was successfully managed and showed clinical features of LAS. Thus, making an early diagnosis and proper management of hypoxic brain insults is positively related to improving the patient's functional outcome.

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