Video-polygraphic recording in "Pure" pilomotor seizures

Paolo Tinuper, Angelina Cerullo, Piero De Carolis, Pietro Cortelli, Tommaso Sacquegna

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Pilomotor seizures are rarely reported in the literature. Only 16 cases have been described until now, and seizures were recorded on EEG in only four patients. A 67-year-old woman has had four nocturnal tonic-clonic attacks since the age of 63. At the age of 67, brief, very frequent episodes appeared, characterized by a sudden feeling of "fuzziness" all over her body accompanied by diffuse piloerection. Several seizures have been recorded during video-polygraphic monitoring, showing a right temporal discharge and transient increase in arterial blood pressure without tachycardia. This patient's seizures demonstrate a "pure" form of autonomic dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Autonomic seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Partial seizures
  • Pilomotor seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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