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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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Auteurs
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

Aims

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).