Pattern-induced partial seizures with repetitive affectionate kissing: an unusual manifestation of right temporal lobe epilepsy.
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.
Mikati, MA; Comair, YG; Shamseddine, AN
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