Compulsive spitting as manifestation of temporal lobe epilepsy.
SourceEuropean Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 8, 1, (2004), pp. 61-62
Article / Letter to editor
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European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
SubjectUMCN 3.1: Neuromuscular development and genetic disorders; UMCN 3.2: Cognitive neurosciences
Spitting as a seizure manifestation is described in an autistic child with a mild expression of epilepsy. Spitting became a predominant automatism of in seizure manifestation. In contrast to most cases in the literature, the epileptic discharges were localized in the left temporal lobe, an uncommon side to cause spitting seizures. By increasing the dose of carbamazepine, spitting behaviour disappeared.
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