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Bioelectromagnetics. 2000 Feb;21(2):94-9.

Changes in paroxysmal brainwave patterns of epileptics by weak-field magnetic stimulation.

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Department of Chemistry and UF Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA.


In order to assess the effects of weak-field magnetic stimulation on brain electrical activity in epileptics, three patients suffering from mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) were exposed to DC magnetic fields of 0.9 and 1.8 millitesla (mT). The EEG activity was recorded simultaneously from intracranial electrodes inserted through the foramen ovale (FO) and scalp electrodes. Significant enhancement of interictal epileptiform activity was observed in two patients, while in one patient, magnetic stimulation resulted in the cessation of interictal spike/wave trains.

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