J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1679902
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Gratification Phenomena in Infancy: A Report of Twenty-nine Children

Roshan Koul
1  Department of Neurology, Institute of Liver Disease and Biliary Sciences, Delhi, India
2  Department of Child Health Neurology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital SQUH, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
,
Amna AlFutaisi
2  Department of Child Health Neurology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital SQUH, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
,
Renjith Mani
2  Department of Child Health Neurology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital SQUH, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
,
Rana Abdelrahim
2  Department of Child Health Neurology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital SQUH, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
,
Azza AlAdi
2  Department of Child Health Neurology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital SQUH, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
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Publication History

21 November 2018

16 January 2019

Publication Date:
25 February 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

Twenty-nine children with gratification phenomena seen in last 10 years (January 2008 to December 2017) were analyzed retrospectively. A proper history, eyewitness account, and video recordings of the event helped in making the diagnosis. Twenty-seven out of 29 (93%) children with gratification phenomena were females. Four patterns of gratification phenomena were seen. Three of these patterns not described before are reported. A typical gratification phenomenon was seen in 16 of 29 (55%) children. At the time of referral, 24% of these children were labeled epileptic and were on antiepileptic medication. This benign condition has to be recognized and extensive investigations should be avoided.

Note

This study was presented as a poster at the International Child Neurology Conference (ICNC) held at Mumbai, India from November 15–19, 2018.