Men may be more vulnerable to seizure-associated brain damage.

@article{Briellmann2000MenMB,
  title={Men may be more vulnerable to seizure-associated brain damage.},
  author={Regula S. Briellmann and Samuel F. Berkovic and Graeme D. Jackson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={
          1479-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND Repetitive seizures may be associated with progressive neuronal damage measurable by quantitative MRI. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether gender is a risk factor for this damage. METHODS Sixty patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) (28 men, 32 women) and 54 healthy controls (28 men, 26 women) were compared by quantitative MRI methods. RESULTS Male patients had ipsilateral hemicranial volume loss of 12% (CI 8% to 16%) and contralateral volume loss of 7% (CI:3% to 11… CONTINUE READING

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