Akinetic mutism due to diphenylhydantoin toxicity


TUTUNCUOGLU S., Kantar M. , TEKGUL H. , CANDAN C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.39, ss.403-407, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.403-407

Özet

Akinetic mutism (AM) is a rare, specific, unconscious state. An AM patient seems to be awake, lacks mental activity, is unable to speak, and does not respond to any environmental stimulus. Cyclical sleep and awake states are maintained, and incontinence is present. Various factors such as tumor, vascular events, drug use and radiotherapy are responsible for the development of AM.