Journal article

Exercise-induced seizures and lateral asymmetry in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

Jordan T Kamel, Radwa AB Badawy, Mark J Cook

Epilepsy Behav Case Rep | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case report is to better characterize the clinical features and potential pathophysiological mechanisms of exercise-induced seizures. METHODS: We report a case series of ten patients from a tertiary epilepsy center, where a clear history was obtained of physical exercise as a reproducible trigger for seizures. RESULTS: The precipitating type of exercise was quite specific for each patient, and various forms of exercise are described including running, swimming, playing netball, dancing, cycling, weight lifting, and martial arts. The level of physical exertion also correlated with the likelihood of seizure occurrence. All ten patients had temporal lobe abnorma..

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