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

Roshan Koul*, Amna Alfutaisi, Renjith Mani, Rana Abdelrahim, Azza Aladi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2020


  • benign
  • children
  • epilepsy mimics
  • gratification phenomena
  • paroxysmal disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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