John Libbey Eurotext

Seizures, epilepsy and vascular disorders Volume 8, supplément 1, Supplement 1, April 2006


  • Seizures induced by the sight of moving water
Fédération des Sciences Neurologiques, CHU Jean-Minjoz, Besançon, France

Stroke is a major cause of seizures in the elderly. About 10% of all stroke patients experience one or several seizures; they may occur during the first 24 hours after the stroke, in the early and late stages and after several months or even years following the initial vascular accident. We review current data on epidemiology, risk factors, semiology, differential diagnosis, follow-up and recurrence, and management of seizures following stroke.