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Titolo:
THE SINGLE SEIZURE - TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT
Autore:
EADIE MJ;
Indirizzi:
ROYAL BRISBANE HOSP,DEPT MED,CLIN SCI BLDG BRISBANE QLD 4029 AUSTRALIA UNIV QUEENSLAND,DEPT MED BRISBANE QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA
Titolo Testata:
CNS DRUGS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 5, anno: 1996,
pagine: 83 - 88
SICI:
1172-7047(1996)5:2<83:TSS-TT>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
1ST UNPROVOKED SEIZURE; NATIONAL GENERAL-PRACTICE; FEBRILE CONVULSIONS; ADULT LIFE; RECURRENCE; EPILEPSY; CARBAMAZEPINE; RISK; PHENYTOIN;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
27
Recensione:
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Citazione:
M.J. Eadie, "THE SINGLE SEIZURE - TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT", CNS DRUGS, 5(2), 1996, pp. 83-88

Abstract

A number of studies have investigated the outlook for patients who present soon after a first-ever single, unprovoked epileptic seizure. Such seizures are usually of a bilateral tonic-clonic nature. It has been demonstrated that further attacks occur in 40 to 50% of individuals who are not subsequently treated with anticonvulsants, most of the recurrences occurring within 6 months of the initial seizure. The risk ofrecurrence is higher if the initial seizure is a partial one, if abnormal neurological findings are present, or if the EEG is abnormal. Twostudies have now shown that the risk of seizure recurrence is more than halved if anticonvulsants are prescribed from the time of presentation after the initial seizure. Therefore, it appears that there is a case for commencing anticonvulsant therapy if a patient is seen in the first few months after a single unprovoked seizure which is of a partial type, or if abnormalities are present on neurological examination, or if the EEG shows paroxysmal activity. Anticonvulsants appropriate for the patient's seizure type should be used.

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