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Reflex Epilepsy (Photosensitive Epilepsy) Summary

Description: A subtype of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are consistently provoked by a certain specific stimulus. Auditory, visual, and somatosensory stimuli as well as the acts of writing, reading, eating, and decision making are examples of events or activities that may induce seizure activity in affected individuals. (From Neurol Clin 1994 Feb;12(1):57-8)

Also Known As: Photosensitive Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Photosensitive; Epilepsy, Reflex; Audiogenic Epilepsy; Cursive Epilepsy Show All >>

Networked: 156 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 12 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Reflex Epilepsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : IBA
  2. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 16 results : FDA 51 Generic
  3. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 outcome in 9 results : FDA 16 Generic
  4. Q-Type Calcium Channels (Q-Type Calcium Channel) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  5. omega-Agatoxin IVA : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  6. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 25 Generic
  7. Lorazepam (Ativan) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 71 Generic
  8. omega-conotoxin-MVIIC : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. abecarnil : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 45 Generic
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Diseases Related to Reflex Epilepsy

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Myoclonus (Nocturnal Myoclonus)
  3. Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  4. Epilepsy (Aura)
  5. Spasm (Spasms)
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Key Therapies for Reflex Epilepsy

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  1. Lenses : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Transplants (Transplant) : 3 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
  4. Local Anesthesia : 2 results
  5. Laminectomy : 1 result
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