Reflex epileptic features in patients with focal epilepsy of unknown cause


Atalar A. C., Vanli-Yavuz E. N., Yilmaz E., BEBEK N., Baykan B.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.190, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2019.105633
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Reflex seizure, Focal epilepsy of unknown cause, Reflex trigger, Photosensitivity, Hot-water induced seizures, TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY, JUVENILE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY, STARTLE EPILEPSY, ILAE COMMISSION, EEG ANALYSES, SEIZURES, PHOTOSENSITIVITY, DEPRESSION, CLASSIFICATION, MECHANISMS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: There is a gap of knowledge regarding reflex seizures in patients with focal epilepsy of unknown cause (FEUC). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, demographic and clinical characteristics of reflex seizures in patients with FEUC to provide an insight to the underlying ictogenic mechanisms and to draw attention to this important but under-investigated topic.