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Epilepsy with hallucinatory phenomena in pediatric age: A case report
Marlene Rodrigues1, Sofia Martins2, Ana Antunes2, Teresa Pontes2, Henedina Antunes3, Ricardo Maré4
1Pediatric Resident, Pediatrics Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
2Pediatric Consultant, Pediatrics Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
3Pediatric Gastroenterology Senior Consultant and Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit, Hospital de Braga and Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), Health Sciences School of University of Minho, Associated Laboratory ICVS/3B's, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal.
4Neurology Consultant, Neurology Department, Hospital de Braga, Portugal.

Article ID: 100030CRINTMR2016
doi:10.5348/crint-2016-30-CR-11

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Marlene Rodrigues
Hospital de Braga, Sete Fontes - São Victor
4710-243 Braga
Portugal

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Rodrigues M, Martins S, Antunes A, Pontes T, Antunes H, Maré R. Epilepsy with hallucinatory phenomena in pediatric age: A case report. Case Rep Int 2016;5:44–47.


Abstract
Introduction: Hallucinations in children may be part of normal development and not necessarily a symptom of mental illness, but they are subject of great concern to parents and clinicians. They may be a manifestation of a wide spectrum of disorders, such as intoxication, acute febrile illness, endocrinological, neurological or psychiatric disorder.
Case Report: Clinical report of a previously healthy nine-year-old boy presented with visual and auditory hallucinations over the last month. During hospitalization it was performed electroencephalogram, audio record of hallucinatory description and child's illustration of the goblins seen in hallucinations. The etiological investigation excludes other causes, and changes in the electroencephalogram confirmed the diagnosis of epilepsy. The child presented with clinical improvement after treatment with sodium valproate, without recurrence of symptoms.
Conclusion: This clinical report intended to emphasize the importance of considering epilepsy as a differential diagnosis in children and adolescents with psychic phenomenology, to make a timely diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Children, Epilepsy, Hallucinations, Pediatrics


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Author Contributions
Marlene Rodrigues – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version published
Sofia Martins – Analysis and interpretation of data, Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ana Antunes – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Teresa Pontes – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Henedina Antunes – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ricardo Maré – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Analysis and interpretation of data, Acquisition of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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