John Libbey Eurotext

Self-induction seizures in sunflower epilepsy: a video-EEG report Volume 16, issue 1, March 2014

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Authors
1 Neurology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Sant’ Anna Hospital, Como
2 Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Diseases Unit, G. Gaslini Institute, University of Genova, Italy
* Correspondence: Vincenzo Belcastro Neurology Unit, Sant’ Anna Hospital, via Ravona, 22100 Como, Italy

Seizures triggered by visual stimuli are the most common type of reflex seizure. Self-induced seizures produced by stimulation of natural light are rare and self-induction is a mode of seizure precipitation employed by either intellectually disabled or healthy photosensitive individuals. Absences and myoclonic jerks are the most common seizure types in self-induction. We report on a girl with normal intelligence who self-induced seizures by waving her outspread fingers in front of a bright light. This situation is called sunflower epilepsy. [Published with video sequences]