A case of a 60-year old man who had struggled with the unexplained sweating period for three years was diagnosed with the temporal lobe seizures. The case study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The man had an average of 8 discrete episodes of sweating every 24 to 32 days, said the authors. Apart from this he is healthy.
Doctors didn’t found any symptoms in the man, and all the tests conducted on him was all normal. Doctors observed one of the sweating episodes during his office visits and the patient reported that ,” he felt it coming on; he lowered his head into his hands and had slowed verbal responses for approximately 2 minutes.”
The doctors described the sweating as “profuse” and detailed a pool of sweat was left on the examination table.
This made the doctors to think about seizure and they conducted a ambulatory electroencephalography, known as an EEG to confirm that.
Then the patient was prescribed anti-seizure medication and had only one cluster of sweating episodes in the past 18 months.
“Diagnosing seizures and epilepsy is often very challenging, in part because seizures can reproduce almost anything we are capable of experiencing or doing, depending on where in the brain a seizure starts and where in the brain a seizure spreads to,” said Christopher Ransom, an assistant professor at University of Washington School of Medicine.