Assessment of Clinical Profile of epileptic patients

Authors

  • Anand Kumar Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Pratyush Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadia, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Pankaj Kr Mishra Professor, Community medicine Department,Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki,Uttar Pradesh, India.

Keywords:

Epilepsy, Seizures, Metabolic

Abstract

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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Published

2021-04-01

How to Cite

Singh, A. K., Kumar, P., & Mishra, P. K. (2021). Assessment of Clinical Profile of epileptic patients. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(6), 159–160. Retrieved from https://ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/1233