Serum creatine phosphokinase is helpful in distinguishing generalized tonic-clonic seizures from psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and vasovagal syncope.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Distinguishing epileptic generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) from either psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) or vasovagal syncope (VVS) is important. In this study, we investigated the use of postictal serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) concentrations in distinguishing between these events. METHODS Patients admitted to the Neurology… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.04.016

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