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2013 | 21 | 2 | 105-107
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Burns from foul play? No – previously unsuspected epilepsy

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Introduction. Injuries such as burns may occur from unwitnessed and unsuspected new onset epilepsy with forensic implications.Case report. A young woman was found with >25% 2nd and 3rd degree body burns after an unwitnessed morning event in a shower.Discussion. The onset of tonic-clonic seizures and limb jerks in adolescence with a typical EEG recording of 3–4/second spike/polyspike-and-waves are diagnostic of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME). Worldwide there is a significant morbidity and mortality in epilepsy from burns. The treatment of JME and of burns was discussed.
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21
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2
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105-107
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published
1 - 12 - 2013
online
1 - 3 - 2015
received
21 - 11 - 2013
accepted
3 - 12 - 2013
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  • Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, USA, pkaplan@jhmi.edu
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_1515_joepi-2015-0009
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