Epilepsy, Hot Water, 1; Hwe1


Hot water epilepsy (HWE) is a form of reflex or sensory epilepsy in which seizures are precipitated by immersion in hot water or pouring of hot water over the head during bathing. The seizures are usually complex partial, but about 33% of patients experience secondary generalization. There are no additional neurologic abnormalities (Satishchandra, 2003).

Clinical Features

Phenotypes and symptoms related to Epilepsy, Hot Water, 1; Hwe1

  • Generalized hypotonia
  • Muscular hypotonia
  • Febrile seizures
  • Drowsiness

Incidence and onset information

Not enough data available about incidence and published cases.


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Alternate names

Epilepsy, Hot Water, 1; Hwe1 Is also known as bathing epilepsy, water immersion epilepsy;.

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