["Hot-water epilepsy ", "warm-water epilepsy", or bathing epilepsy? Report of three cases and considerations regarding an old theme].
Epilepsy Unit, Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. [email protected]
- Published Article
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
- Publication Date
Jun 01, 2005
Partial and generalized tonic-clonic reflex seizures related to hot water bathing have been described as temperature-related. We describe three cases of bathing epilepsy: a 28 year-old white male and a 30 year-old white female with spells triggered either by warm or hot water, and a 32 year-old female with spells triggered by hot water. The later two of the three cases presented localized epilepsy and a familial history of epilepsy. A complex tactile stimuli might play the most relevant role on seizure triggering, as well as water temperature with an additive effect over cutaneous stimulation.
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