video game epilepsy

A seizure triggered by extremely close viewing of video games, television shows, or other screen events that feature rhythmic, fast-paced flashes of light and bursts of colour
Workup A thorough clinical and EEG evaluation is needed to identify likely precipitating factors and enable individual guidelines to be offered
Management Avoid precipitating and facilitating factors
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video game epilepsy

Epileptic attacks triggered by playing video games on a TV set or in an amusement arcade. The stimulus may be regularly changing lights (intermittent photic stimulation) or pattern alone. Children should view the TV screen from a distance of 2 metres.
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Seven patients (five boys, two girls) with video game epilepsy (VGE) are reported, which reflects the fact that these games have increased in popularity recently among Japanese children.