Serum prolactin levels for differentiation of nonepileptic versus true seizures: limited utility

@article{Shukla2004SerumPL,
  title={Serum prolactin levels for differentiation of nonepileptic versus true seizures: limited utility},
  author={G. Shukla and M. Bhatia and S. Vivekanandhan and N. Gupta and S. Jain},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={517-521}
}
  • G. Shukla, M. Bhatia, +2 authors S. Jain
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • Frequently occurring nonepileptic psychogenic seizures (PNES) are a cause of substantial morbidity. Differentiation of these from true seizures may sometimes be very difficult. Serum prolactin level estimation following the event has been described as a useful test for this purpose. We conducted this study to assess the role of this test in diagnosis of PNES. Serum prolactin was estimated from venous blood samples of 19 patients (13 females, 6 males) with PNES and 17 patients (5 females, 12… CONTINUE READING
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