A 24-year-old woman presented to hospital in May 2009 after two generalised seizures with focal motor onset involving the right arm and leg. She had a 2-month history of intermittent frontal headaches and twitching of the right hand that did not interfere with usual activities. Her family had noticed she had lost weight. The patient was originally from the Eastern Equatoria province in southern Sudan and spent 12 years in a Ugandan refugee camp before migrating to Australia in 2007 with her family. Her only significant past medical history was malaria. Her family were in good health.
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