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Persistent periodic hiccups following brain abscess: a case report.
  1. P H Jansen,
  2. E M Joosten,
  3. H M Vingerhoets
  1. Institute of Neurology, St Radboud Hospital, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


    A case is reported of a patient with periodic persistent hiccups and secondary generalised epilepsy lasting for a period of five years following a right temporal brain abscess. The recurring episodes of hiccups had a ten day rhythmicity and unlike epileptic convulsions were unresponsive to treatment.

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