Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--20

Photosensitive Epilepsy In Kashmir Valley


S M Saleem1, Shah Sonaullah2, Mushtaq A Lone3, Asmi Rauf4, Tariq Bhat5, Shahnawaz6 
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S M Saleem


A random population of 618 people with epilepsy hailing from different parts of Kashmir valley was screened for photosensitivity both clinically and on a standard protocol of intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) provoked EEG recordings. Six (0.9%) patients with a mean age of 15+6.57 years were found to be photosensitive; five had generalized and one had absence seizures. The baseline EEG in all patients showed generalized epileptiform discharges. On IPS, similar EEG findings were obtained with a narrow range of stimulus frequency i.e. 7-12 cycles/sec. There appears to be a low prevalence of photo-sensitivity in our epileptic population, possibly related to genetic factors.


How to cite this article:
Saleem S, Sonaullah S, Lone M, Rauf A, Bhat T, Shahnawaz. Photosensitive Epilepsy In Kashmir Valley.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2003;6:17-20


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Saleem S, Sonaullah S, Lone M, Rauf A, Bhat T, Shahnawaz. Photosensitive Epilepsy In Kashmir Valley. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Jun 12 ];6:17-20
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