Long-term risk of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury in children and young adults: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Christensen2009LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term risk of epilepsy after traumatic brain injury in children and young adults: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={Jakob Christensen and Marianne Gi\ortz Pedersen and Carsten B\ocker Pedersen and Per Sidenius and J\orn Olsen and Mogens Vestergaard},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373 9669},
  pages={1105-10}
}
BACKGROUND The risk of epilepsy shortly after traumatic brain injury is high, but how long this high risk lasts is unknown. We aimed to assess the risk of epilepsy up to 10 years or longer after traumatic brain injury, taking into account sex, age, severity, and family history. METHODS We identified 1 605 216 people born in Denmark (1977-2002) from the Civil Registration System. We obtained information on traumatic brain injury and epilepsy from the National Hospital Register and estimated… CONTINUE READING
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