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Musicogenic seizures in Dravet syndrome

Journal title
Developmental medicine and child neurology
Publication year
2013
Author(s)
Sanchez-Carpintero, R.; Patino-Garcia, A.; Urrestarazu, E.
Pages
668-70
Volume
55
Number
7

Dravet syndrome is an epileptic encephalopathy characterized by multiple types of seizures. We report the first case of musicogenic reflex seizures in a 7-year-old male with a mutation in the SCN1A gene causing Dravet syndrome. Reflex seizures have been reported in patients with Dravet syndrome provoked by body temperature elevation, looking at visual patterns, or under intermittent photic stimulation. The case we report widens the spectrum of reflex seizures recorded in patients with Dravet syndrome. Cortical hyperexcitability of genetic origin could explain the tendency of these patients to experience reflex seizures.

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