Poststroke seizures in stroke rehabilitation patients.

  title={Poststroke seizures in stroke rehabilitation patients.},
  author={Robert William Teasell and Marc P. McRae and Stefanie Wiebe},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  volume={8 2},
The incidence, seizure type, location and type of stroke, and anticonvulsant medications, including adverse effects, were studied in a stroke rehabilitation population. Of 563 consecutive stroke patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit, 14 had a history of a seizure and were excluded from the primary study group. Of the remaining 549 stroke rehabilitation patients, 43 (7.8%) suffered a poststroke seizure (PSS). When only hemispheric patients were studied, the incidence of poststroke… CONTINUE READING