SEIZURES & EPILEPSY Associated with TBI. Tracey A. Milligan, MD Director of Epilepsy, Faulkner Hospital Associate Neurologist, BWH Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School. No disclosures. What do you want to know?. Outline. Definitions and epidemiology Manifestations of seizures
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SEIZURES & EPILEPSYAssociated with TBI
Tracey A. Milligan, MD
Director of Epilepsy, Faulkner Hospital
Associate Neurologist, BWH
Harvard Medical School
Age Specific Incidence of Epilepsy
Incidence per 100,000 person-years
Hauser WA, et al. Epilepsia. 1993;34:453-468.
Seizures that originate in one specific area on one side (hemisphere) of the brain
Seizures that originate inseveral areas on both sides (hemispheres) of the brain
• Normal appearance
• Vacant stare • Eyes roll upward• Lack of response
Once recognized, approximately 50% respond well to specific psychiatric treatment
Epileptic and nonepileptic seizures may co-exist
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