Pattern-induced partial seizures with repetitive affectionate kissing: an unusual manifestation of right temporal lobe epilepsy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of recurrent partial seizures that were often precipitated by looking up a flight of stairs and included spitting as well as repetitive affectionate kissing automatisms. These seizures were shown by long-term video/EEG monitoring to be of right temporal origin and completely subsided after right temporal lobectomy. This case is unique because: (1) The patient had partial rather than primarily generalized pattern-induced seizures. (2) Affectionate kissing automatisms were a part of his partial seizures and, to our knowledge, have not been reported in the literature before.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mikati, MA; Comair, YG; Shamseddine, AN

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 447 - 451

PubMed ID

  • 15820359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-5050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.yebeh.2004.12.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States