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Toothbrush-thinking seizures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17116043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Epilepsy Unit, AP-HP, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France. vincent.navarro@psl.aphp.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electroencephalography / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Epilepsies, Partial / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology
Epilepsy, Reflex / diagnosis,  etiology*,  psychology
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology
Functional Laterality / physiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Thinking* / physiology
Toothbrushing / adverse effects,  psychology*
Toothpaste / adverse effects
Videotape Recording
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Toothpaste

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