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What does “vascular epilepsy“ mean? Volume 22, issue 4, Décembre 2010

Author
Service de neurologie, CHU de Reims, 45 rue Cognacq-Jay, 51092 Reims Cedex
  • Key words: stroke, epilepsy, seizures, post-stroke epilepsy
  • DOI : 10.1684/epi.2010.0346
  • Page(s) : 255-7
  • Published in: 2010

Stroke is associated with an increased risk of seizure, status epilepticus ans epilepsy. We usually distinguish early seizures defined as those occurring within 7 or 14 days after stroke and late seizures occurring more than 14 days after. “Vascular epilepsy” is defined as at least two unprovoked seizures, at least one week after stroke, with proved relationship between epilepsy and stroke. We revised the characteristics of this post stroke epilepsy.