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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 317--9

Lorazepam : an adjuvant therapy in patients with seizure and heliotaxis.


Department of Neurology, Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India., India

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A Oomman
Department of Neurology, Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
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Photosensitive epilepsy is a type of reflex epilepsy. Five percent of epileptics are photosensitive, i.e. they show photoconvulsive response (PCR) during intermittent photic stimulation. Patients with photogenic or photosensitive epilepsy have seizures with flickering light. They also exhibit heliotaxis. Sodium valproate and ethosuximide are the common drugs used. Even though benzodiazepines are useful, the specific effect of lorazepam is not mentioned. We report 5 cases of photosensitive epilepsy with inadequate response to usual antiepileptic drugs who had complete or near complete remission with lorazepam.






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