Case Report

A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain: Abdominal Epilepsy


  • Çapan Konca
  • Mehmet Çoban
  • Kasım Özarslan
  • Mehmet Tekin
  • Mehmet Turgut

Received Date: 10.09.2013 Accepted Date: 04.12.2013 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2015;14(1):44-46

Abdominal epilepsy (AE) is characterized by paroxysmal gastrointestinal complaints, symptoms of central nervous system disturbance, abnormal electroencephalogram with findings specific for a seizure disorder, and improvement with anticonvulsant drugs. AE is a very rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children. In this article, we present the case of a 5.5-year-old patient with gastrointestinal and central nervous system disturbance symptoms who was diagnosed with AE.

Keywords: Abdominal epilepsy, abdominal pain, childhood