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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0720103133.
Published online Dec 2, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2010.3133
PMCID: PMC3029657
Rare disease
A rare cause of seizure masquerading as neoplasm
Brett Krummert,1 Kurt Scherer,2 Jennifer Whitley,3 Abdelazim Sirelkhatim,4 and Mukta Panda1
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
2Department of Transitional Year, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
3Department of Hospital Medicine, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
4Department of Neurology, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Correspondence to Jennifer Whitley, jennifer.whitley/at/erlanger.org
Abstract
The authors report the case of a young man with no significant medical history who presented with new-onset seizure and mass-like lesions isolated to the left cerebral hemisphere relating to malignancy. Biopsy revealed findings consistent with angiitis and investigations for secondary causes of angiitis was negative. The diagnosis of primary angiitis of the central nervous system was made and the patient has responded well to treatment.
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