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Reflex epilepsy

Synonym(s) -
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance -
Age of onset Childhood
  • G40.8
  • C0270857
  • D020195
MedDRA -


Disease definition

Reflex epilepsy refers to epilepsies where recurrent seizures are provoked by a clearly defined extrinsic (most commonly) or intrinsic triggering stimuli such as flashing lights (photosensitive epilepsy), startling noises (startle epilepsy), urinating (micturition induced seizures), exposure to hot-water (hot water epilepsy, see these terms), eating, reading, and thinking, while being associated with an enduring abnormal predisposition to have such seizures (thereby meeting the conceptual definition of epilepsy).

Expert reviewer(s)

  • Pr Edouard HIRSCH
  • Dr Gabrielle RUDOLF
  • Dr Maria-Paola VALENTI

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