Catamenial epilepsy: Definition, prevalence pathophysiology and treatment

@article{Herzog2008CatamenialED,
  title={Catamenial epilepsy: Definition, prevalence pathophysiology and treatment},
  author={Andrew G Herzog},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={151-159}
}
  • A. Herzog
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Medicine
  • Seizure
Seizures do not occur randomly. They tend to cluster in the majority of men and women with epilepsy. Seizure clusters, in turn, often show a periodicity. When the periodicity of seizure exacerbation aligns itself with that of the menstrual cycle, it is designated as catamenial epilepsy. The neuroactive properties of reproductive steroids and the cyclic variation in their serum concentrations are important pathophysiologic factors. Recent investigations have demonstrated and confirmed the… Expand
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