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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

TANURI, FABIANO DA CUNHA; THOMAZ, RODRIGO BARBOSA  and  TANURI, JOÃO AFONSO. Temporal lobe epilepsy with aura of pleasure: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2000, vol.58, n.1, pp. 178-180. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2000000100028.

We report on a woman with temporal lobe epilepsy and "orgasm sensation" like an epileptic aura. Literature is controversial about pleasure and ecstasy as an epileptic aura. Aura of pleasure in this case is confirmed, by clinical investigation, electroencephalogram and seizures remission with treatment (phenytoin).

Keywords : epilepsy; temporal lobe; aura; pleasure.

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