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Reading epilepsy
  1. Sarah Miller1,
  2. Saif Razvi2,
  3. Aline Russell3
  1. 1Specialist Registrar Neurology, Department of Neurology and Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology and Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Consultant Neurophysiologist, Department of Neurology and Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr S Miller, Department of Neurology and Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK; slmiller{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Reading epilepsy is a rare epilepsy syndrome triggered by language related activity, in particular reading. Here we describe a patient with reflex seizures brought on specifically by reading in Arabic. The types of reading epilepsy, their typical clinical features, probable pathophysiology and management are discussed.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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