Assessment of Clinical Profile of epileptic patients
Keywords:Epilepsy, Seizures, Metabolic
Background:Epilepsy is a common and diverse disorder with many different causes. The present study was conducted to assess clinical profile of patients with epilepsy.Materials & Methods:80 patients diagnosed with epilepsy of both genders were clinically evaluated. Reason of epilepsy, clinical features etc. was recorded.Results: Out of 80 patients, males were 50 and females were 30. Etiology was infectious in 20, vascular in 11, metabolic in 7, alcoholic in 8, idiopathic in 14, neoplastic in 15 and arachnoid cyst in 5 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Age at first seizure was 30.4 years, frequency of seizure per year was 62.2, duration of seizure before starting treatment was 4.1 years and family history of epilepsy was observed in 36. Conclusion:Most common etiology of epilepsy was infectious followed by vascular, metabolic, alcoholic, idiopathic, neoplastic and arachnoid cyst.
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