A case of a ‘rude’ but not to be missed manifestation of epilepsy: ictal swearing

Swearing or profanity is offensive language, which can be vulgar or curse words or phrases deemed inappropriate for formal conversations. It has been deeply rooted in our community and seen as a common human act. In fact, swearing is described in various neurological conditions, such as Tourette syndrome, Lesch–Nyhan syndrome and post stroke or encephalitis.