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SIRPIDS: An unusual EEG pattern in a critically ill patient
  1. Alison May,
  2. Philippe Douyon,
  3. Nitin Kumar Sethi
  1. Department of Neurology, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nitin K Sethi, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East, 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA; sethinitinmd{at}

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A 61-year-old woman presented with acute onset of severe headache and loss of consciousness. She had a history of hypertension and end-stage renal disease. Neuroimaging showed severe diffuse subarachnoid haemorrhage (Hunt and Hess score 5, Fisher score 3). We undertook video-EEG monitoring to rule out …

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  • Contributors Study concept and design: NKS; drafting of the manuscript: AM and NKS; revision of manuscript: PD and NKS.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Liz Walker, Auckland, New Zealand.

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