Translated title of the contribution: Pilomotor seizures: A case report

P. Tinuper, P. De Carolis, A. Cerullo, T. Sacquegna

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Pilomotor seizures are rarely reported in the literature. Only 1 6 cases have been described up to now. A temporal lobe origin of the seizures was postulated in 10 cases and a cerebral lesion was demonstrated in 9 patients. A 67 year old woman has had four nocturnal tonic-clonic seizures since the age of 63. At the age of 67 brief, very frequent (every 30 minutes) episodes appeared, characterlzed by a sudden, strange feeling of fizziness, beginning in both legs and rapidly diffused to the whole body. Several seizures have been recorded during video-EEG monitoring, showing a right temporal discharge. Neurological examination, CT-scan and NMR study were normal. Phenytoin 200 mg. per day completely controlled the seizures within a few days.

Translated title of the contributionPilomotor seizures: A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)463-464
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number70-71
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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