Epilepsy caused by head trauma among persons wounded in the war, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, 2001

mirzaee, Gh. and Lotfi zade, M. (2002) Epilepsy caused by head trauma among persons wounded in the war, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, 2001. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 4 (1).

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Abstract

Abstract: One of the common problems of war is head trauma. This complication is usually accompanied by early and late seizures. Type of epilepsy, site of injury, importance of surgery as a preventive measure and prophylactic medication were evaluated in a sample of 50 disabled persons of the war having head trauma and post-traumatic seizures. Data was collected from their medical documents and by interview and medical examination. Our results showed that 86% of the patients had late seizures and 14% had early seizures. 60% of them had convulsions during the first year after trauma. The location of trauma in 73.5% was in temporal or temporoparietal region. 90% of the cases had tonic-clonic seizures and the rest had focal seizures. Prophylactic medication had only affected the early seizures. Surgical prophylaxes were not effective in reducing seizures frequency and patients need having antiepileptic drugs for a long period

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trauma, Epilepsy, Head injury
Subjects: WL Nervous system
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Neurological Diseases
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 07:27
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 07:27
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5689

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