Self-induction seizures in sunflower epilepsy

A video-EEG report

Vincenzo Belcastro, Pasquale Striano

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Abstract

Seizures triggered by visual stimuli are the most common type of reflex seizure. Self-induced seizures produced by stimulation of natural light are rare and self-induction is a mode of seizure precipitation employed by either intellectually disabled or healthy photosensitive individuals. Absences andmyoclonic jerks are the most common seizure types in self-induction. We report on a girl with normal intelligence who self-induced seizures by waving her outspread fingers in front of a bright light. This situation is calledsunflower epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Reflex seizures
  • Self-induced seizures
  • Sunflower epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Self-induction seizures in sunflower epilepsy : A video-EEG report. / Belcastro, Vincenzo; Striano, Pasquale.

In: Epileptic Disorders, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2014, p. 93-95.

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