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Can a haircut cause brain damage?

Dag Stenberg dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi.invalid
Thu Oct 23 02:20:40 EST 2003


In bionet.neuroscience NMF <neil.fournier at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Some epileptics will have seizures triggered during the actual manipulation
> and "cutting" of the hair.  That has been reported a few times in the
> literature.

As there is an article in the April issue of the Journal of Neurology,
Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2001; 70: 541 - 543, decsribing one patient
whose attacks were provoked by touching a certain location of the scalp
while having a haircut, I now agree that one case has been documented.

Dag Stenberg



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