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Single case study. Contact epilepsy: a rare form of reflex epilepsy.
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PMID:  417149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 80-year-old male is presented who had violent myoclonic seizures with occasional brief loss of consciousness, triggered by tactile stimuli directed to the upper extremities and upper part of the trunk which evolved over a 10-year period. Physical examination revealed very few neurological abnormalities. His resting electroencephalograms were normal, but generalized spikes, polyspikes, and slow wave discharges were precipitated by tactile stimuli with the patient sitting up. He showed no significant response to standard anticonvulsant therapy. The relevant literature is reviewed briefly.
M Ravindran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-12     Completed Date:  1978-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsies, Myoclonic / psychology*
Reflex, Abnormal / psychology*

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