High prevalence of eating epilepsy in Sri Lanka

Udaya Seneviratne, T. Seetha, Rasika Pathirana, Padmamali Rajapakse

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High prevalence of eating epilepsy has previously been reported from the Central Province of Sri Lanka, though it is considered to be a rare condition in the rest of the world. We prospectively studied 526 patients in a different province for seizure provoking factors. Eating epilepsy was found among 28 patients (5.3%) supporting previous observations. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-605
Number of pages2
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Eating epilepsy
  • Observations
  • Provoking factors
  • Seizure

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