Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy 2012; 01(02): 087-096
DOI: 10.3233/PEP-2012-015
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Reflex epilepsy

Deniz Yerdelen
a   Department of Neurology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
Filiz Koç
b   Department of Neurology, Çukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
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21 September 2010

03 February 2011

Publication Date:
17 July 2015 (online)


Reflex seizures refer to epileptic seizures evoked by a specific external stimulus or internal mental process or by activity of the patient. Approximately 5% of all seizures are reflex epilepsy. The most common precipitants are visual. A variety of somatosensory phenomena including thinking, reading, listening to music, and eating may also induce reflex seizures. In this review, the most common reflex epilepsies are discussed.