Towel induced reflex seizures
Reflex epilepsies are a unique and heterogeneous group of epilepsies characterized by recurrent seizure activity evoked by a specific external sensory stimulus or internal cognitive process. Reflex seizures can be part of other epilepsy syndromes including focal and generalized syndromes and have a growing spectrum of presentations. We report a further subtype of reflex seizures associated with towel exposure. We give an account of a case of drug-refractory focal epilepsy admitted to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for presurgical assessment with 50% of seizures triggered in response to the touch, feel, smell and thoughts around towels. We reviewed the literature regarding the broad phenotype of reflex epilepsies and seizures.
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Published CitationJoyce E, Doyle W, Quirke E, Munteanu T, Delanty N. Towel induced reflex seizures. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2023;21:100591.
Publication Date8 February 2023
- Beaumont Hospital
- FutureNeuro Centre
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