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A Study was conducted to characterize the clinical, demographic, risk factors, electroencephalographical, and neuroimaging features of hot-water epilepsy (HWE) in children.

This is a hospital-based observational study who met the clinical definition of hot-water epilepsy and were studied from January 2017 to October 2018. Clinical history, demographic data, and examination findings were recorded in a pre-structured proforma. Electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging were carried out.

Results:
A total of 68 children with male to female ratio of 2.4:1 were studied. The most common age of onset of seizures was between 1 and 5 y.
-Focal seizures with impaired awareness were the most common semiology (48.5%). Abnormal EEG was detected in 13.2% and abnormal neuroimaging in 4.4% which consisted of incidental abnormalities.
-Nonreflex seizures occurred in 35.3% of the children with HWE and the risk factors associated with this were not statistically significant.
-Clobazam before taking bath helped to achieve seizure control in 85.7% of the children.

Studies concluded that Hot-water epilepsy should be suspected in children who develop seizures following a hot-water bath. The most common age of onset is 1–5 y. EEG and neuroimaging are normal in the majority of cases. Nonreflex seizures occurred in 35.3% of the children.

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12098-020-03570-y
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