Bathing epilepsy: Video/EEG recording and literature review

Hema Patel, Bhuwan P. Garg, Omkar N. Markand

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We report a 3-year-old boy with bathing epilepsy clinically manifesting as complex partial seizures precipitated by immersion in warm water during bathing and showering. Two seizures were recorded on video. During one, a simultaneous ictal EEG recording revealed an ictal pattern over the left hemisphere. Warm water was demonstrated to be the specific precipitating stimulus; hot dry towels and cold water did not provoke seizures or EEG abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994


  • Bathing epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Hot water epilepsy
  • Immersion epilepsy
  • Reflex epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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