The misdiagnosis of epilepsy: findings of a population study

  title={The misdiagnosis of epilepsy: findings of a population study},
  author={Bruce D. M. Scheepers and Peter Clough and C S Jim Pickles},
This paper reports the results of a population study designed to assess the standards of epilepsy care within a geographical population in relation to diagnosis, seizure management and quality of life. One of the findings was the unexpectedly high frequency of the misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Forty-nine of 214 patients with a primary diagnosis of epilepsy were subsequently found to have been misdiagnosed following a specialist review and investigations. All except two have been withdrawn from… CONTINUE READING

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