[Anatomophysiologic and clinical study of the association of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease: apropos of 2 cases]

Dakar Med. 1999;44(2):246-9.
[Article in French]


The authors described the first cases in Senegal (West Africa) of the association Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. Almost studies on this feature, stressed on their different pathophysiology basis epilepsy is related on excess of neuronal excitation, and Parkinson disease is an expression of lack of motor neuromodulation. The diagnosis has been done because of the coming out two seizures in the year on two patients one 59 years old and the other 70 years old experiencing Parkinson disease well documented before and treated. Biological study, ultrasonography and Doppler, CT Scan lead to rule out a vasculopathy. Good outcome with antiparkinsonian and anticonvulsant medications confirm the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dementia, Vascular / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / complications*
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Stroke / diagnosis