Epileptic seizures in patients with multiple sclerosis. Is the prognosis of epilepsy underestimated?

@article{Engelsen1997EpilepticSI,
  title={Epileptic seizures in patients with multiple sclerosis. Is the prognosis of epilepsy underestimated?},
  author={Bernt Andreas Engelsen and Marit Gr\onning},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={377-382}
}
The exact prevalence of epileptic seizures in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is still a matter of some controversy. In a population-based, unselected group of 423 patients with MS we identified 17 (4.02%) with epileptic seizures. The mean age at onset of MS was 25.2 years and at onset of epilepsy 32.6 years. A prevalence of 'active epilepsy', i.e. seizures within the last 5 years, was estimated to 3.2%. The prevalence of epilepsy in our MS population is much higher than should be… CONTINUE READING