Electromagnetic activity: a possible player in epilepsy

Yi Guo, Yaowen Liu, Xuefeng Wang
2020 Acta Epileptologica  
Epilepsy is a common disease with frequent occurrences. Many precipitating factors contribute to epileptic seizures, such as hyperventilation and alcohol consumption. An increasing number of studies have also found that electromagnetic activity in the environment can also affect epileptic seizures. However, many neuromodulatory devices that produce electromagnetic fields have been applied in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In this paper, we performed literature search in the PubMed,
more » ... h in the PubMed, Medline and EMBASE databases and reviewed retrospective, prospective, or cross-sectional studies and case reports on the effects of electromagnetic activity on epilepsy. The application of electromagnetic activity in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy is also reviewed.
doi:10.1186/s42494-020-00019-9 fatcat:ipb6gqzp3zcplelfvqap3oynqu