Mah-Jong-induced epilepsy: a special reflex epilepsy in Chinese society

@article{Wan2005MahJonginducedEA,
  title={Mah-Jong-induced epilepsy: a special reflex epilepsy in Chinese society},
  author={Chin-Lung Wan and Tsu-Kung Lin and Cheng-Hsien Lu and Chen-Sheng Chang and Shang-Der Chen and Yao-Chung Chuang},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={19-22}
}
We present five patients of epilepsy in which seizures were triggered by playing or watching the traditional Chinese gambling game "Mah-Jong." One patient also experienced seizures while playing a computer version of the Mah-Jong game. This condition appeared to have a predominance of males (80%) and middle-aged onset (39.4 years). Four patients had generalized tonic-clonic seizures and one patient had partial seizures with secondary generalization. No spontaneous seizure occurred in these… CONTINUE READING
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