Familial Photosensitive Epilepsy: Effectiveness of Clonazepam

E. Sáenz-Lope, F. J. Herranz-Tanarro, J. C. Masdeu, J. Bufil

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We describe the clinical features of a family with photosensitive epilepsy, followed for 13 years. Generalized paroxysmal discharges induced by photic stimulation appeared in all 9 siblings. Generalized seizures, myoclonic jerks, and absences appeared in variable combination in 7 of them who on clonazepam remained free from seizures for a seven-year follow-up period. On EEG the paroxysmal abnormalities induced by photic stimulation abated during clonazepam medication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalClinical EEG and Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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