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Epileptic Laughter: 2 Case Reports

Children’s Clinic, Tartu University Hospital
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tartu
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Tartu, Estonia
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Medicina 2012, 48(7), 53;
Received: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 28 May 2012 / Published: 2 June 2012
Two cases of gelastic epilepsy in a 6-year-old girl with attacks of mirthful laughter and a 38-year-old male patient with episodes of laughter without any positive emotions are presented. Temporal lobe epilepsy was diagnosed in the first case and possible frontal lobe epilepsy in the second case. It is concluded that that this rare form of epilepsy can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and can clinically be accompanied by urinary incontinence.
Keywords: gelastic seizures; epileptic laughter; urinary incontinence gelastic seizures; epileptic laughter; urinary incontinence
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Talvik, I.; Vibo, R.; Liik, M.; Haldre, S.; Talvik, T. Epileptic Laughter: 2 Case Reports. Medicina 2012, 48, 53.

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