Epileptic seizures provoked by bathing with water at room temperature.
We report two Caucasian boys with seizures induced by bathing in lukewarm water. Different mechanisms of provocation were observed; in one boy a complex partial seizure was provoked by pouring water over the body, while in the other boy, a complex partial seizure with secondary generalisation was provoked by immersion. Since the water was not hot in either of the cases, the pathophysiological mechanism was not clear and the seizures could not be explained as hyperthermic-related events. We suggest that in the ILAE classification of epilepsies and epileptic seizures, bathing epilepsy should be added as a separate category, distinct from "hot-water epilepsy". [Published with video sequences].
Institute for Mother and Child Health Care of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
SourceEpileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape 14:3 2012 Sep pg 321-4
Pub Type(s)Journal Article