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Neurology. 2001 Sep 11;57(5):915-7.

How many patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures also have epilepsy?

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Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA. sbenbadi@hsc.usf.edu

Abstract

The proportion of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) who also have epilepsy has been reported to vary from 10% to over 50%. The authors reviewed all 32 patients diagnosed with PNES in our EEG-video monitoring unit over a period of 1 year, and only 3 (9.4%) had interictal epileptiform discharges to support a coexisting diagnosis of epilepsy. Thus, the authors believe that only a small proportion of patients with PNES have coexisting epilepsy.

PMID:
11552032
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.57.5.915
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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