Three cases of recurrent epileptic seizures caused by Endosulfan

KUTLUHAN S., Akhan G., Gultekin F., Kurdoglu E.

Neurology India, vol.51, no.1, pp.102-103, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Neurology India
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-103
  • Keywords: insecticide, endosulfan, provoked seizure, acute symptomatic seizure
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


To commit suicide, three young adults swallowed a relatively small amount of a widely used insecticide containing ' endosulfan. They developed recurrent epileptic seizures. After hospitalization they were treated and recovered without any sequel. These seizures were classified as acute symptomatic or provoked seizures. We suggest that if one faces acute repetitive seizures, especially in the rural areas, an intoxication such as endosulfan intoxication should be considered when the etiology is uncertain even in the absence of any signs of intoxication.