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Ghayem Hasankhani E, Omidi-Kashani F. Multiple lumbar vertebral fractures following a single idiopathic seizure in an otherwise healthy patient a case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2013; 27 (4) :233-235
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1961-en.html
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Orthopedic Research Center, Orthopedic department, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical science, Mashhad, Iran. , omidif@mums.ac.ir
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It has been reported that fractures are more common in epileptic patients relative to the general population. Seizures by repeated muscular contractions can increase fracture risk throughout the skeleton, but the reported papers about non traumatic vertebral fractures following a single episode of seizure are rare and mostly located in thoracic spine with only one or two vertebral fracture. The case we reported here was a 42 year old otherwise healthy man who had three vertebral fractures due to a single idiopathic seizure affected the lumbar region with no previous history of underlying disease, trauma, or drug use.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Pediatric

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