Seizures in the acute stroke setting.

  title={Seizures in the acute stroke setting.},
  author={Jeffrey M Chung},
  journal={Neurological research},
  volume={36 5},
Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability. One in six people in the world will suffer a stroke in their lifetime, with the annual incidence about 117 per 100,000 person-years in developing countries. It has also been shown to be the cause of 10-15% of epilepsies, more prevalent in patients above 60 years of age. The incidence of early seizures in acute stroke ranges 3-33%, with 50-78% of the seizures occurring within the first 24 hours. Occurrence of seizures within 24 hours… CONTINUE READING


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