Somatosensory rub evoked reflex epilepsy of a temporal lobe origin

Cheng Yang Hsieh, Nan Jin Chiou, Yi-Jen Wu, Jing Jane Tsai, Chin-Wei Huang

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Somatosensory rub reflex epilepsy, evoked by prolonged or repetitive cutaneous contact of a circumscribed body area, is an unusual form of reflex epilepsy. The peculiar complaints and the negative interictal electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings make it difficult to identify the epileptic origin. Here we report an unusual case whose seizures would be evoked by a touch or rub on a unilateral arm and shoulder, with a contralateral temporal lobe origin, demonstrated in immediate postictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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