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Mah-jong-induced seizures: case reports and review of twenty-three patients.
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PMID:  17664536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
'Mah-jong epilepsy' is a rare reflex epilepsy syndrome, manifesting as recurrent epileptic seizures triggered by either playing or just watching mah-jong. We present three patients with this condition and review all the reported cases. Mah-jong-induced seizures can be considered a subtype of cognition-induced epilepsy. Nonetheless, these patients have distinctive clinical and electrophysiological features: late age of onset, different seizure patterns, single seizure-trigger, lack of spontaneous seizures, and electroencephalographic findings not supportive of idiopathic generalised epilepsy. The pathophysiological mechanism underlying mah-jong-induced seizures may be different from the other cognition-associated reflex epileptic phenomena.
Richard S K Chang; Raymond T F Cheung; S L Ho; Windsor Mak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-31     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy, Reflex / etiology*

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