Water epilepsy: A report of three cases

Ekici B., Tatli B., Aydinli N., Caliskan M., Ozmen M.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.3, pp.259-260, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Water epilepsy is a rare form of the reflex epilepsies. In this paper, three patients who were followed up in our outpatient clinic is presented. Psychomotor development and neurological examination of patients were normal. The most important factor in the treatment approach is the temperature of the water. In treatment, avoiding bath with hot water or prophylaxis with benzodiazepines should be considered first. (Turk Arch Ped 2011; 46:259-60)