<bold>Introduction.</bold> Injuries such as burns may occur from unwitnessed and unsuspected new onset epilepsy with forensic implications.
<bold>Case report.</bold> A young woman was found with >25% 2nd and 3rd degree body burns after an unwitnessed morning event in a shower.
<bold>Discussion.</bold> The onset of tonic-clonic seizures and limb jerks in adolescence with a typical EEG recording of 3–4/second spike/polyspike-and-waves are diagnostic of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME). Worldwide there is a significant morbidity and mortality in epilepsy from burns. The treatment of JME and of burns was discussed.
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