Seizures at the onset of subarachnoid haemorrhage

  title={Seizures at the onset of subarachnoid haemorrhage},
  author={An{\`a}lia Beliza Ribeiro Pinto and Patr{\'i}cia Canh{\~a}o and Jose M. Ferro},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
In a prospective study of 253 patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage, 16 (6.3%) had seizures at the onset of bleeding. None had a previous history of seizures. One was an alcoholic. None had metabolic imbalance. Hemiparesis, Hunt’s grade >3, the amount of subarachnoid blood and the presence of an aneurysm were significantly more frequent in patients with seizures at the onset of subarachnoid haemorrhage. Although rebleeding and mortality or severe disability at discharge were more frequent in… CONTINUE READING