Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--71

Alpha coma evolving into spindle coma in a case of acute fulminant hepatic failure: What does it signify?


Abhijit Das, Ajith Cherian, GK Dash, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan 
 Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashalatha Radhakrishnan
Consultant in Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695 011, Kerala
India

A 44-year-old male developed acute fulminant hepatic failure of unknown etiology and expired within four days. His serial electroencephalograms (EEGs) showed diffuse background slowing on day one, which evolved into źDQ╗alpha comaźDQ╗ and later into źDQ╗spindle comaźDQ╗ over the ensuing two days. Such EEG transition is hitherto undescribed in patients with hepatic encephalopathy and gives fresh insight into the etiopathogenesis of specific EEG patterns in diffuse encephalopathy.


How to cite this article:
Das A, Cherian A, Dash G K, Radhakrishnan A. Alpha coma evolving into spindle coma in a case of acute fulminant hepatic failure: What does it signify?.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2010;13:69-71


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Das A, Cherian A, Dash G K, Radhakrishnan A. Alpha coma evolving into spindle coma in a case of acute fulminant hepatic failure: What does it signify?. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];13:69-71
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