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Postgrad Med J. 2006 Sep;82(971):568-72.

Post-stroke seizure and post-stroke epilepsy.

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Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK. Pkyawmyint@aol.com

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.

PMID:
16954451
PMCID:
PMC2585721
DOI:
10.1136/pgmj.2005.041426
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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