Hot Water Epilepsy Successfully Treated With Daily Clobazam

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Abstract

Hot water epilepsy (HWE) is a rare form of reflex epilepsy precipitated by a bath or shower in hot water. Although the condition is benign and a decreased bath temperature will help, antiepileptic drugs may be needed in some cases. Prophylactic clobazam is currently the first choice treatment option. Here we report the case of a 10-year-old boy with HWE successfully treated with daily doses of clobazam. Daily clobazam was preferred over prophylactic clobazam because of the patient's frequent bathing and parental concern. Daily clobazam is a novel treatment option for HWE and seems to be a good choice where antiepileptic drugs are necessary.

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