Epilepsy in later life

@article{Brodie2009EpilepsyIL,
  title={Epilepsy in later life},
  author={Martin J Brodie and Andrew T Elder and Patrick Kwan},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={1019-1030}
}

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