Visually induced syncope: a nonepileptic manifestation of visual sensitivity?

S. Seri*, A. Cerquiglini, G.F.A. Harding

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Visual sensitivity, defined as the “susceptibility toward experiencing seizures, which are triggered by the physical characteristics of visual stimuli and not by their perceptual properties,”1 can manifest in the context of various forms of generalized or focal, idiopathic or symptomatic epilepsies.2 We report a patient with no family or personal history of epilepsy who presented episodes of loss of consciousness exclusively triggered by visual stimuli unrelated to their emotional content, in which we have documented EEG-EKG characteristics suggestive of a neurally mediated syncope.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-360
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2006


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