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First Unprovoked Seizure

Derek J. Chong

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0008

Series: What Do I Do Now

First Unprovoked Seizure

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Up to 10% of the population will have a seizure in their lifetime, yet only 1% of the population will have recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The first recognized seizure is a frightening occurrence for patients. Standard of care includes an EEG and MRI of the head for prognostication of recurrence and to rule out symptomatic causes.

Chapter.  1188 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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