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Citation Information : Journal of Epileptology. Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 105-107, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/joepi-2015-0009
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Received Date : 21-November-2013 / Accepted: 03-December-2013 / Published Online: 05-December-2013
Introduction. Injuries such as burns may occur from unwitnessed and unsuspected new onset epilepsy with forensic implications.
Case report. A young woman was found with >25% 2nd and 3rd degree body burns after an unwitnessed morning event in a shower.
Discussion. The onset of tonic-clonic seizures and limb jerks in adolescence with a typical EEG recording of 3–4/second spike/polyspike-and-waves are diagnostic of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME). Worldwide there is a significant morbidity and mortality in epilepsy from burns. The treatment of JME and of burns was discussed.
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