Hot Water Epilepsy Successfully Treated With Daily Clobazam

Ekici A., Ozdemir O., Yimenicioglu S., Oren A., Sen I.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.33, no.10, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000659


Hot water epilepsy (HWE) is a rare form of reflex epilepsy precipitated by a bath or shower in hot water. Although the condition is benign and a decreased bath temperature will help, antiepileptic drugs may be needed in some cases. Prophylactic clobazam is currently the first choice treatment option. Here we report the case of a 10-year-old boy with HWE successfully treated with daily doses of clobazam. Daily clobazam was preferred over prophylactic clobazam because of the patient's frequent bathing and parental concern. Daily clobazam is a novel treatment option for HWE and seems to be a good choice where antiepileptic drugs are necessary.