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Location-specific reflex epilepsy: a novel reflex epilepsy phenotype

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posted on 27.04.2021, 16:03 by A Whelehan, M Colfer, H Kearney, S O'Connell, G O'Connor, D Healy, G Mullins, Norman Delanty

Reflex epilepsies are rare syndromes where seizures are triggered by particular stimuli or activities that may be motor, sensory or cognitive in nature. Triggers are diverse, may be extrinsic or intrinsic in nature and heterogeneous phenotypes have been described over the years. We give an account of a case of location-specific reflex epilepsy which we suggest is a novel reflex epilepsy phenotype relating to higher cortical function (HCF), and review the literature in relation to features of HCF reflex epilepsies described to date.

Funding

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant Number 16/RC/3948

European Regional Development Fund

FutureNeuro industry partners

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Published Citation

Whelehan A, Colfer M, Kearney H, O'Connell S, O'Connor G, Healy D, Mullins G, Delanty N. Location-specific reflex epilepsy: a novel reflex epilepsy phenotype. Epilepsy & Behavior Reports. 2020;14:100375.

Publication Date

26 June 2020

PubMed ID

31625138

Department/Unit

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • FutureNeuro Centre
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)

Exports

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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