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Are Sub-Saharan epileptic people less photosensitive? A Senegalese study of photoparoxysmal response in a reference epilepsy centre Volume 22, numéro 5, October 2020


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1 Department of Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Emile Roux, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2 Department of Neurology, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Fann, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
3 Department of Neurosciences, CRCHUM, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
* Correspondence: Annick Melanie Magnerou Centre Hospitalier Emile Roux, 12 Boulevard Dr Chantemesse, 43000 Le Puy en Velay, France


The photoparoxysmal response (PPR) is defined as the occurrence of generalized spike, spike-wave or polyspike-wave discharges consistently elicited by intermittent photic stimulation (IPS). PPR is not well studied in Sub-Saharan African people. We prospectively studied the epidemiological, clinical, and EEG characteristics of PPR among consecutive patients recorded at the clinical neurophysiology unit of Fann University Hospital (Dakar, Senegal).