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Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke.

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Camilo, O; Goldstein, LB
Published in: Stroke
July 2004

BACKGROUND: Although a long-recognized clinical phenomenon, there remain many questions regarding the epidemiology of seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke, their effect on outcome, and their treatment. SUMMARY OF REVIEW: Interpretation of the various studies that have been conducted of postischemic stroke seizures and epilepsy are complicated by their heterogeneous designs, inconsistent uses of terminology, small sample sizes, different periods of follow-up, and ambiguities in seizure identification and classification. Estimates of the rate of early postischemic stroke seizures range from 2% to 33%. The rates of late seizures vary from 3% to 67%. The rate of postischemic stroke epilepsy is approximately 2% to 4% and is higher in those who have a late seizure. Data reflecting seizure subtypes are limited. Aside from cortical location and, possibly, stroke severity, no other risk factors for postischemic stroke seizures have been consistently demonstrated. CONCLUSIONS: Much additional work is needed to better understand the epidemiology and social impact of postischemic stroke seizures and epilepsy, their prevention, and optimal management.

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Stroke

DOI

EISSN

1524-4628

Publication Date

July 2004

Volume

35

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1769 / 1775

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Risk Factors
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Humans
  • Epilepsy
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Animals
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3209 Neurosciences
 

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Camilo, O., & Goldstein, L. B. (2004). Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke. Stroke, 35(7), 1769–1775. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000130989.17100.96
Camilo, Osvaldo, and Larry B. Goldstein. “Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke.Stroke 35, no. 7 (July 2004): 1769–75. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.0000130989.17100.96.
Camilo O, Goldstein LB. Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2004 Jul;35(7):1769–75.
Camilo, Osvaldo, and Larry B. Goldstein. “Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke.Stroke, vol. 35, no. 7, July 2004, pp. 1769–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1161/01.STR.0000130989.17100.96.
Camilo O, Goldstein LB. Seizures and epilepsy after ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2004 Jul;35(7):1769–1775.

Published In

Stroke

DOI

EISSN

1524-4628

Publication Date

July 2004

Volume

35

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1769 / 1775

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Risk Factors
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Humans
  • Epilepsy
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Animals
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3209 Neurosciences