Epileptic seizures in elderly people: aetiology and seizure type.

@article{Sung1990EpilepticSI,
  title={Epileptic seizures in elderly people: aetiology and seizure type.},
  author={C. Y. Sung and N. S. Chu},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1990},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={25-30}
}
We have studied 342 patients who had their first seizures after the age of 60 years. The causes of seizures were identified in 305 patients (89%) with cerebrovascular disease accounting for 39%, head injury 21%, brain tumours 11%, metabolic disorders 7%, multifactorial aetiology 6%, and CNS infection 4%. The majority of patients (80%) had focal onset seizures that were secondarily generalized in 50%. 

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