[Hot water epilepsy: a benign and underestimated form].

  title={[Hot water epilepsy: a benign and underestimated form].},
  author={Christine Ioos and Nathalie Villeneuve and Martine Fohlen and N Badinant-Hubert and Claude Jalin and Fawzia Ch{\'e}liout-H{\'e}raut and J M Pinard},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={6 7},
BACKGROUND Hot water epilepsy belongs to the group of reflex epilepsies. Seizures are provoked by hot water, due to the association of both cutaneous and heat stimuli. Described mainly in India and Japan, it seems to be rare in Europe where it occurs in young children. CASE REPORTS Five infants aged between 6 months to 2 years had seizures during bathing with activity arrest, hypotonia and vasoactive modification. Sometimes clonic movements could be observed. The diagnosis was confirmed by… CONTINUE READING