Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem

  title={Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem},
  author={P. Burkhard and K. Burkhardt and C. Haenggeli and T. Landis},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Abstract Several plant-derived essential oils have been known for over a century to have epileptogenic properties. We report three healthy patients, two adults and one child, who suffered from an isolated generalized tonic-clonic seizure and a generalized tonic status, respectively, related to the absorption of several of these oils for therapeutic purposes. No other cause of epilepsy was found, and outcome was good in the two adult cases, but the course has been less favorable in the child. A… Expand
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