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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Sep;10(2):202-205. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2007.
Copyright © 2007 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Abdominal Epilepsy Presenting with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Jeong Yoon Song, Jun Sik Kim and Jin Bok Hwang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abdominal epilepsy is an uncommon disorder and a rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain of children. Diagnostic criteria of this disorder include otherwise unexplained, paroxysmal gastrointestinal complaints, symptoms of a central nerve system disturbance, an abnormal electroencephalogram with a finding specific for a seizure disorder, and improvement with anticonvulsant medication. We present a case of a 6-year-old boy with abdominal epilepsy presenting with recurrent, paroxysmal abdominal pain for 4 years. This patient had definite electroencephalogram abnormalities and a striking response to administration of an anticonvulsant.

Keywords: Abdominal epilepsy; Recurrent abdominal pain; Child