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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 (2007) Toothbrushing-induced epilepsy with structural lesions in the primary somatosensory. Neurology, 68 (10). pp. 769-771. ISSN 0028-3878

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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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Neurology
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Page Range: pp. 769-771
ISSN: 0028-3878
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© 2007 American Academy of Neurology

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:34
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