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Temporal lobe epilepsy

Chipstein chipstein at aol.com
Sat Dec 17 22:05:02 EST 1994

In article <softpc.147.0006D521 at indirect.com>, softpc at indirect.com (Alan C
Gore) writes:

> I am interested in finding out to what extent, if any, seizures may be
brought on by exposure to computer monitors, which have varying rates of
flicker. I am also interested in the incidence of adult onset epilepsy.

Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common form of epilepsy in adults, may
come on at any age, but is strongly associated with structural injury to
the temporal lobe (though it's not always visible on even the best MRI).
It is NOT known to have any connection with computer monitors or any other
video stimuli.  The latter is another form of epilepsy, thought to be
genetic, with greatest prevalence in teenagers.
Hope this helps.

                                 Charles M. Epstein

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