Peri-ictal vegetative symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy

J. Janszky, A. Fogarasi, V. Toth, V. Magalova, C. Gyimesi, N. Kovács, R. Schulz, A. Ebner

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Abstract

We investigated peri-ictal vegetative symptoms (PIVS) in 141 patients with adult temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and assessed frequency, gender effect, and lateralizing value of peri-ictal autonomic signs. We recorded abdominal auras in 62%, goosebumps in 3%, hypersalivation in 12%, spitting in 1%, cold shivering in 3%, urinary urge in 3%, water drinking in 7%, postictal nose wiping (PNW) in 44%, and postictal coughing in 16%. At least one vegetative sign appeared in 86% of the patients. The presence of PIVS did not have a significant lateralizing value. PNW occurred in 52% of women and in 33% of men, whereas any PIVS was present in 93% of women and 77% of men. In summary, contradictory to previous studies, the presence of PIVS has no lateralizing value, which may be linked to a low frequency of occurrence of PIVS. PIVS, especially PNW, occurred more frequently in women, supporting the gender differences in epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Keywords

  • Autonomic symptoms
  • Gender differences
  • Lateralizing signs
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Peri-ictal vegetative symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy. / Janszky, J.; Fogarasi, A.; Toth, V.; Magalova, V.; Gyimesi, C.; Kovács, N.; Schulz, R.; Ebner, A.

In: Epilepsy and Behavior, Vol. 11, No. 1, 08.2007, p. 125-129.

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Janszky, J. ; Fogarasi, A. ; Toth, V. ; Magalova, V. ; Gyimesi, C. ; Kovács, N. ; Schulz, R. ; Ebner, A. / Peri-ictal vegetative symptoms in temporal lobe epilepsy. In: Epilepsy and Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 125-129.
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