John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Pilomotor seizures associated with sequential changes in magnetic resonance imaging Volume 8, issue 3, September 2006

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  • Pilomotor seizures associated with sequential changes in magnetic resonance imaging

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Department of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epileptology, Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Kremlin-Bicêtre, Paris, France
  • Key words: pilomotor seizures, transient MRI signal abnormality, hippocampus atrophy, autonomic seizures, TLE
  • Page(s) : 232-7
  • Published in: 2006

Piloerection is rarely described in seizures. This symptom has been most frequently observed in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and is rarely the principal clinical feature of seizures. No specific etiology of epilepsy associated with pilomotor seizures has been reported. We present the first case of a patient who experienced sudden and transitory epilepsy with pilomotor seizures occurring several times a day for months, and associated with sequential changes of the left hippocampus demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging. [Published with video sequences]