Post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy

P K Myint, E F A Staufenberg, K Sabanathan

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Abstract

Post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy are common causes of hospital admissions, either as a presenting feature or as a complication after a stroke. They require appropriate management and support in long term. With an increasingly ageing population, and age itself being an independent risk factor for stroke, the incidence and prevalence of post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy is likely to increase. This article examines aetiology, clinical presentation, and presents a management outline of these conditions with particular focus on adults. The aim of this review article is to provide the clinicians with background information and recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-72
Number of pages5
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume82
Issue number971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electrocardiography
  • Epilepsy
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Patient Care Team
  • Prevalence
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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