Biting Behaviour (BB) can be observed during deep brain stimulation and epileptic seizures in rats and cats. However, it has not been described during human epileptic seizures. We report BB in 7 out of 15 seizures in 4 patients evaluated for a presurgical study: 12 were postictal and 4 were debatable ictal. In cats BB is mediated by hypothalamus and stimulation or epileptic discharges of amygdalar subnuclei can inhibit or trigger this behaviour. According to animal data, we think human ictal/postictal BB could represent the emergence of an innate behaviour.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology