Table 3Most common principal diagnoses associated with epilepsy and convulsions, 2005

Epilepsy*Convulsions*
Principal diagnosisPercent of all epilepsy-related staysPrincipal diagnosisPercent of all convulsion- related stays
1. Epilepsy/convulsions53.3%1. Epilepsy/convulsions16.7%
2. Respiratory failure, insufficiency, arrest2.0%2. Pneumonia4.4%
3. Pneumonia1.9%3. Stroke3.1%
4. Stroke1.6%4. Sepsis2.9%
5. Mood disorders1.4%5. Alcohol-related mental disorders2.5%
6. Aspiration pneumonitis1.2%6. Mood disorders2.4%
7. Complication of device, implant or graft1.1%7. Urinary tract infections2.1%
8. Sepsis1.1%8. Fluid and electrolyte disorders2.1%
9. Rehabilitation care1.0%9. Complication of device, implant or graft2.0%
10. Complications of pregnancy1.0%10. Aspiration pneumonitis2.0%
Percent all cases in the top 1065.6%Percent all cases in the top 1040.2%
*

Based on all-listed diagnoses.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), HCUPnet, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2005.

From: Hospitalizations for Epilepsy and Convulsions, 2005

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