John Libbey Eurotext

Hot water epilepsy Volume 16, issue 1, March 2014


  • Hot water epilepsy: a video case of a European boy with positive family history and subsequent non-reflex epilepsy


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1 Centro Epilessia, Neurologia 2, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo
2 Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Correspondence: Aglaia Vignoli Centro Epilessia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via di Rudinì, 8 20142 Milano, Italy

A 9-year-old Caucasian boy affected by hot water epilepsy, with positive family history, experienced complex partial seizures during contact with hot water. A video-EEG recording was taken while hot water was poured onto his chest. Hot water epilepsy is rarely described in European countries, where bathing epilepsy in younger children is more common and often confused with this type of epilepsy. [Published with video sequences]