John Libbey Eurotext

Epilepsy in elderly people: Management issues Volume 4, supplément 2, Supplement 2, October 2002

Clinical Sciences Building Hope Hospital, Eccles Old Road, Manchester, M6 6HD, UK
  • Page(s) : 33-40
  • Année de parution : 2002

Old age is the most common time for people to develop seizures [1, 2]. There is, however, a misconception among many clinicians that the condition is rare at this time of life. One postal survey of general practitioners found that 25% of respondents had never been aware of a first presentation of epilepsy in an elderly patient [3]. As a consequence, epilepsy in old age is frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The situation is not [...]