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Epilepsia partialis continua of 3 days’ duration in an elderly woman in a coma

The right vastus medialis and right biceps brachii muscles were involved. Note that the only concurrent EEG abnormality during the jerking of the right vastus medialis muscle was apparent only in the central midline electrode. (Used with permission from: Panayiotopoulos CP. The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management. Oxford: Bladon Medical Publishing, 2005.)

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