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Comparison of auras and triggering factors in epilepsy.
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PMID:  107507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Case reports of five patients are presented, each with a specific aura at the onset of the seizures. All of these patients' had seizures during the waking state. Their auras were carefully replicated and presented to the patients under various conditions. The presentation of the auras evoked neither clinical nor EEG evidence of seizures. A sixth patient had seizures only when asleep which were preceded by vivid nightmares. Since the seizures occurred only when the patient was asleep, we considered that the seizures could be reflex in nature and evoked by a dream. Replication of the dream, however, did not evoke clinical or EEG evidence of epilepsy. The dreams, therefore, were auras or a part of the seizure complex.
F M Forster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pavlovian journal of biological science     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0093-2213     ISO Abbreviation:  Pavlov J Biol Sci     Publication Date:    1978 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-11     Completed Date:  1979-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414243     Medline TA:  Pavlov J Biol Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Epilepsies, Partial / etiology
Epilepsy / etiology*
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / etiology
Hallucinations / etiology
Photic Stimulation

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