Journal article

Seizures triggered by eating - A rare form of reflex epilepsy: A systematic review

Christine Girges, Nirosen Vijiaratnam, Thomas Wirth, Clarissa Tjoakarfa, Jacqueline Idaszak, Udaya Seneviratne

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Eating epilepsy is a rare disorder, characterised by reflex seizures induced by food intake. It is highly heterogenous, with clinical signs and EEG findings varying between patients. However, common features do emerge from the reported literature. The aim of this systematic review was to bring together this information to facilitate understanding and recognition. We therefore searched electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Medline) for relevant studies using keywords 'epilepsy', 'seizure' and 'eating' in March 2020. Human studies, written in English, that reported on cohorts of patients with eating epilepsy were included. Fifty-two unique papers were consequently identified, describing seizur..

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