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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Are proprioceptive-induced reflex seizures epileptically-enhanced stretch reflex manifestations? Volume 14, issue 2, June 2012

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National Institute of Neurosciences, Budapest, National Institute of Rehabilitation, Budapest, Semmelweis University, Budapest, University of Pécs, Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
  • Key words: proprioceptive-induced, stretch reflex, sensory-motor, long-loop, seizure, system epilepsy, neural systems
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2012.0499
  • Page(s) : 149-54
  • Published in: 2012

In reflex seizures induced by proprioceptive stimuli, the activated network may be identified as a single anatomo-functional circuit; the sensory-motor network. These seizures may be considered as epileptically-enhanced stretch reflexes. Proprioceptive reflex epilepsies are a good example of the so-called “system epilepsies”. We present three cases discussing the clinical features of such epilepsies. [ Published with videosequences]