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Toothbrush-thinking seizures.
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PMID:  17116043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seizures associated with toothbrushing have been reported in patients with precentral or postcentral partial epilepsy. Seizures precipitated by thinking have been described in patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. We report a patient with intractable partial epilepsy in which seizures were induced both by toothbrushing, and by seeing or thinking about toothbrush and toothpaste. Video-EEG analysis revealed a left temporal lobe origin for these reflex seizures. We discuss how complex multimodal stimuli may trigger these reflex seizures.
Vincent Navarro; Claude Adam; Claire Petitmengin; Michel Baulac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0013-9580     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1971-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Epilepsy Unit, AP-HP, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Electroencephalography / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Epilepsies, Partial / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology
Epilepsy, Reflex / diagnosis,  etiology*,  psychology
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology
Functional Laterality / physiology
Middle Aged
Thinking* / physiology
Toothbrushing / adverse effects,  psychology*
Toothpaste / adverse effects
Videotape Recording
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