Dopamine agonist treatment of self-induced pattern-sensitive epilepsy. a case report

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Abstract

Abusing his own pattern sensitivity, a mentally retarded boy displayed frequent self-induced seizures resistant to conventional anticonvulsive treatment. Bromocriptine and fenfluramine have been successful in terminating self-induced seizures by means of blocking the photosensitive triggering mechanism. Secondary to this effect, the pathological drive toward seizures diminished. The possible mechanism of action has been discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy Research
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Dopamine Agonists
Epilepsy
Seizures
Fenfluramine
Bromocriptine
Mentally Disabled Persons
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Dopamine
  • Epilepsy
  • Pattern sensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology

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Dopamine agonist treatment of self-induced pattern-sensitive epilepsy. a case report. / Clemens, Béla.

In: Epilepsy Research, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1988, p. 340-343.

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