International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

Evaluation of cases of epilepsy: A clinical study

Author(s): Arshied Hussain Bhat
Abstract: Background: Epilepsy is a serious neurologic condition associated with stigma, psychiatric co-morbidity and high economic costs. The present study was conducted to evaluate the cases of epilepsy.
Materials and methods: The present study was conducted on 87 patients of epilepsy of both genders. In all patients, causes, symptoms and radiographic findings were recorded. All cases were confirmed by clinical symptoms, CT scan skull, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography.
Results: Out of 87 patients, males were 38 and females were 49. Common etiology was vascular in 48, post traumatic & degenerative in 32 and non-identified in 7 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common findings were impaired consciousness in 56, focal seizures in 35, generalized tonic clonic seizures in 14 and multiple seizures in 17. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found that the etiology of epilepsy was vascular, post traumatic & degenerative and non-identified.
Pages: 180-182  |  622 Views  64 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Arshied Hussain Bhat. Evaluation of cases of epilepsy: A clinical study. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(3): 180-182. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3c.101
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine