AZ Pediatría
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Vol. 24 - Num. 96

Clinical Reviews

Hot water reflex epilepsy. Management and treatment

Margarita Castro Reya, Lourdes Herrera Quilónb

aNeurología Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Recoletas Campo Grande. Hospital Clínico Universitario. Valladolid. España
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid. Valladolid. España.

Correspondence: M Castro . E-mail:

Reference of this article: Castro Rey M, Herrera Quilón L. Hot water reflex epilepsy. Management and treatment . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:413-6.

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Reflex epilepsies are a group of diseases induced by identifiable stimuli (light flashes, hot water, music…). They can be confused with non-epileptic paroxysmal events like syncope. It is important to ask about the identifiable trigger and about how the event is resolved to make a right differential diagnosis.


Childhood Epilepsy Non-epileptic paroxysmal event Reflex epilepsy


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