Complex transient epileptic amnesia

@article{Walsh2011ComplexTE,
  title={Complex transient epileptic amnesia},
  author={Ryan D. Walsh and R.E. Wharen and William O. Tatum},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={410-413}
}
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