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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2011;29(2): 124-126.
은행 열매 중독으로 인한 간질지속상태
서일교, 박종규 최윤임 김도의 정두신 박형국 양광익
순천향대학교 의과대학 천안병원 신경과학교실
Status Epilepticus in a Patient With Ginkgo Nuts Intoxication
Il-Kyo Seo
Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
Ginkgo nuts have been eaten as oriental medicine and food since ancient times in Korea. However, the potential toxicity of the ginkgo nuts is not well-known. It has been reported that 4-O-methoxypyridoxine in ginkgo nuts causes generalized seizures but no status epilepticus. This report describes a 58-year-old male presented with status epilepticus after overconsumption of ginkgo nuts. After treatment with anticonvulsants and pyridoxine, symptoms were resolved. The toxicity of ginkgo nuts should be considered as a cause of status epilepticus. KeyWords:Ginkgo, Status epilepticus, Intoxication