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Epilepsy and the Elderly

Anne C. Van Cott and Mary Jo Pugh

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0040
Epilepsy and the Elderly

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Chapter 40 reviews the topic of epilepsy in the elderly and discusses the type of epilepsy older individuals experience, the causes of new onset epilepsy in the elderly, the diagnostic evaluation of the older patient with spells of alteration in level of consciousness, and the treatment of epilepsy in the elderly.

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Subjects: Neurology

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