Gelastic (Laughing) Seizures and Precocious Puberty

M. Cassandra Matustik, Howard M. Eisenberg, Walter J. Meyer

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Gelastic (laughing) seizures are a rare phenomenon with fewer than 150 cases previously reported. These seizures have been reported to have a benign course in children. This article reviews the small subgroup of seven patients in whom such seizures were associated with precocious puberty and adds one additional case. When gelastic seizures are associated with precocious puberty, the patients often have mental retardation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-838
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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