Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versão ISSN 0034-7531
POZO LAUZAN, Desiderio Rafael; POZO ALONSO, Albia Josefina; VEGA TRUJILLO, América e MARTIN LEDON, Gregorio. Photosensitive epilepsy. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2011, vol.83, n.3, pp. 308-315. ISSN 0034-7531.
Photosensitive epilepsy is a kind of reflex epilepsy occurring in patients with crises provoked by the intermittent luminous stimulation to different stimuli (television, sunlight, videogames, etc). The main objective of present paper is the presentation of four patients presenting the features of this type of epilepsy. The clinical manifestations of each and its treatment were described. Any patient had spontaneous epileptic crises. In all children the maneuver of photostimulation was positive, but without epileptic crises. We conclude that the achievement the elimination of stimuli provoking crisis is more important than its drug treatment.
Palavras-chave : reflex epileptic crisis; reflex epilepsy; photosensitive epilepsy; positive photostimulation; photosensitivity.