Video-polygraphic recording in "Pure" pilomotor seizures

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

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Abstract

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
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • Autonomic seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Partial seizures
  • Pilomotor seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Video-polygraphic recording in "Pure" pilomotor seizures. / Tinuper, Paolo; Cerullo, Angelina; De Carolis, Piero; Cortelli, Pietro; Sacquegna, Tommaso.

In: Journal of Epilepsy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1991, p. 103-106.

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Tinuper, Paolo ; Cerullo, Angelina ; De Carolis, Piero ; Cortelli, Pietro ; Sacquegna, Tommaso. / Video-polygraphic recording in "Pure" pilomotor seizures. In: Journal of Epilepsy. 1991 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 103-106.
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