Seizures in the elderly: Nuances in presentation and treatment.

  title={Seizures in the elderly: Nuances in presentation and treatment.},
  author={Elizabeth J. Waterhouse and Alan R. Towne},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine},
  volume={72 Suppl 3},
Acute symptomatic seizures and epilepsy are two of the most common neurologic complaints in the elderly. Stroke is the leading underlying etiology for both. Because clinical seizure manifestations in the elderly often differ from those in younger adults, they may be difficult to recognize or may be misdiagnosed. Interpretation of diagnostic tests in elderly patients with seizures is often complicated by comorbidities, and treatment decisions require careful consideration in the context of age… CONTINUE READING

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