Chromatic sensitive epilepsy: A variant of photosensitive epilepsy

Shozo Tobimatsu, You Min Zhang, Yasuko Tomoda, Akihisa Mitsudome, Motohiro Kato

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    We herein report 4 Japanese children who suffered epileptic seizures while watching a popular animated TV program. They showed a photoparoxysmal response that is more frequently observed in response to rapid color (blue/red) frame changes than monochromatic ones. These patients were all considered to have photosensitive epilepsy; however, chromatic sensitivity also plays an important role in the generation of such seizures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)790-793
    Number of pages4
    JournalAnnals of Neurology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology


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