Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures

a case report

Geoffrey L Ahern, G. F. Howard, K. L. Weiss

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Abstract

Pilomotor epilepsy is a rare phenomenon. A 35-year-old man suffered a traumatic contusion of the right temporal lobe and subsequently developed spells characterized by diffuse piloerection and sweating. We believe this to be the first reported association between pilomotor epilepsy and posttraumatic head injury. Although pilomotor seizures may result from diverse etiologies, they appear to have a common involvement of temporolimbic structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-643
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsia
Volume29
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Epilepsy
Seizures
Piloerection
Sweating
Contusions
Temporal Lobe
Craniocerebral Trauma

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Ahern, G. L., Howard, G. F., & Weiss, K. L. (1988). Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures: a case report. Epilepsia, 29(5), 640-643.

Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures : a case report. / Ahern, Geoffrey L; Howard, G. F.; Weiss, K. L.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 29, No. 5, 1988, p. 640-643.

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Ahern, GL, Howard, GF & Weiss, KL 1988, 'Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures: a case report', Epilepsia, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 640-643.
Ahern GL, Howard GF, Weiss KL. Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures: a case report. Epilepsia. 1988;29(5):640-643.
Ahern, Geoffrey L ; Howard, G. F. ; Weiss, K. L. / Posttraumatic pilomotor seizures : a case report. In: Epilepsia. 1988 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 640-643.
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