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Toothbrushing-induced epilepsy with structural lesions in the primary somatosensory

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D'Souza, WJ and O'Brien, TJ and Murphy, M and Trost, NM and Cook, MJ, Toothbrushing-induced epilepsy with structural lesions in the primary somatosensory, Neurology, 68, (10) pp. 769-771. ISSN 0028-3878 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000256375.39476.be

Abstract

We report three patients with reflex toothbrushing-induced epilepsy associated with small circumscribed structural lesions in the primary somatosensory cortex in close proximity to the hand and speech motor areas. Sensory symptoms were observed at clinical onset with localizing focal ictal and interictal epileptiform discharges on EEG. These cases refine the localization, possible mechanisms of epileptogenesis, and classification of this reflex epilepsy. ©2007AAN Enterprises, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
Author:D'Souza, WJ (Mr Wendyl D'Souza)
ID Code:50601
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-05-14
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