Tap seizure is a type of reflex myoclonic epilepsy in which seizures are evoked mainly by unexpected tactile stimuli and which is classified among the electroclinical syndromes of infancy. This condition, whose onset is in the first two years of life, is characterized by excellent prognosis and is extremely rare. We reviewed all published articles and case reports on Reflex Myoclonic Epilepsies focusing on touch-induced seizures in order to clarify clinical and electroencephalographic findings. Our aim is to increase knowledge about this specific disorder in order to help pediatricians avoid extensive investigations when making their diagnosis and reassure parents regarding absence of long-term complications.

Tap seizures in infancy: A critical review / Turco, Emanuela C.; Andreolli, Anna; Pisani, Francesco. - In: SEIZURE. - ISSN 1059-1311. - 59:(2018), pp. 11-15. [10.1016/j.seizure.2018.04.013]

Tap seizures in infancy: A critical review

Turco, Emanuela C.;Andreolli, Anna
;
Pisani, Francesco
2018

Abstract

Tap seizure is a type of reflex myoclonic epilepsy in which seizures are evoked mainly by unexpected tactile stimuli and which is classified among the electroclinical syndromes of infancy. This condition, whose onset is in the first two years of life, is characterized by excellent prognosis and is extremely rare. We reviewed all published articles and case reports on Reflex Myoclonic Epilepsies focusing on touch-induced seizures in order to clarify clinical and electroencephalographic findings. Our aim is to increase knowledge about this specific disorder in order to help pediatricians avoid extensive investigations when making their diagnosis and reassure parents regarding absence of long-term complications.
Tap seizures in infancy: A critical review / Turco, Emanuela C.; Andreolli, Anna; Pisani, Francesco. - In: SEIZURE. - ISSN 1059-1311. - 59:(2018), pp. 11-15. [10.1016/j.seizure.2018.04.013]
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