Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Brief Clinical Note

Go-induced epilepsy treatment with levetiracetam successfully prevented seizures

Keishiro Sato, M.D.1)2) and Ayataka Fujimoto, M.D., Ph.D.1)

1) Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital
2) Department of Neurology, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital

There are only a few reports on Go-induced epilepsy. We hereby report a case of Go-induced epilepsy and its ictal electroencephalography (EEG) findings, and treatment. A 71-year-old man reported to our hospital for seizures that lasted for several minutes after he had played Go for approximately an hour. Ictal EEG showed focal to bilateral tonicclonic seizures of right parietal origin. He was administered levetiracetam 500 mg before the games, and he participated without seizures for more than a year. Go-induced epilepsy is considered to have a focal onset, and it may be controlled with antiepileptic drugs before the games.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (1321K) @@@@ Full Text of this Article in English HTML

(CLINICA NEUROL, 61: 204|206, 2021)
key words: Go, reflex epilepsy, ictal electroencephalography, levetiracetam

(Received: 31-Aug-20)