Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 417--419

Gratification disorder mimicking childhood epilepsy in an 18-month-old Nigerian girl: A case report and review of the literature


Aliyu Ibrahim, Belonwu Raymond 
 Department of Pediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Aliyu Ibrahim
Department of Pediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria

Gratification disorder is common in younger children, but is often unrecognized because unlike in adolescents, it does not involve manual genital manipulation and the clinical features are quite variable; therefore a thorough history, physical examination, and video recording of the events will go a long way in making the correct diagnosis, otherwise it could easily be misdiagnosed as epilepsy, nonepileptic paroxysmal movement disorder, or even gastrointestinal disorder.


How to cite this article:
Ibrahim A, Raymond B. Gratification disorder mimicking childhood epilepsy in an 18-month-old Nigerian girl: A case report and review of the literature.Indian J Psychol Med 2013;35:417-419


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Ibrahim A, Raymond B. Gratification disorder mimicking childhood epilepsy in an 18-month-old Nigerian girl: A case report and review of the literature. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];35:417-419
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