Journal article

Seizures triggered by eating: a rare form of reflex epilepsy

Nirosen Vijiaratnam, Christine Girges, Jacqueline Idaszak, Udaya Seneviratne

Epileptic Disorders | JOHN LIBBEY EUROTEXT LTD | Published : 2020


Eating epilepsy is rare and comprises reflex seizures induced by food intake presenting with broad clinical manifestations. Despite this heterogeneity, a unique focal impaired awareness seizure semiology localizing to specific brain regions has been noted. Here, we present a case with video-EEG depicting this characteristic clinical presentation and its informative electrographic correlate. [Published with video sequence].


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Vijiaratnam's research position is funded by the Janet Owens charitable foundation.