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Reflex Seizures and Reflex Epilepsies

  • Salvatore Striano
  • Pasquale Striano
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Abstract

Reflex seizures represent the 4–7% of all epileptic seizures. Most of these are visually induced seizures (about 1/4000 of the population and about 5% of people with epileptic seizures, with higher prevalence in females and in the adolescence. However, rate widely differs among studies, between 1 and 10%). The multiplication of artificial light stimulations in the modern environment has greatly increased the possibility of clinical expression of this phenomenon [1].

Keywords

Epilepsy Reflex epilepsy Reflex seizures Neuroimaging Cortical triggers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Striano
    • 1
  • Pasquale Striano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Sciences, Epilepsy CentreFederico II UniversityNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Diseases Unit, Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health, “G. Gaslini” InstituteUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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