John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Clinical findings, imaging characteristics and outcome in catastrophic post-encephalitic epilepsy Volume 2, numéro 3, Septembre 2000

Auteurs
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, and the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Page(s) : 153-62
  • Année de parution : 2000

The incidence of unprovoked and recurrent seizures after previous central nervous infections is high and accounts for 1-5% of patients with epilepsy [1, 2]. Survivors of viral encephalitis have, among other neurological sequelae, a ten-fold increase in the risk of developing epilepsy [1]. Patients with post-encephalitic epilepsy have multiple and varied clinical patterns of seizures with partial seizures accounting for approximately 70% [...]