International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C
Assessment of cases of epilepsy in 82 patients
Author(s): Dr. Arun Kumar Verma
Background: Epilepsy is a serious neurologic condition associated with stigma, psychiatric comorbidity and high economic costs. The present study was conducted to assess epilepsy in patients.
Materials & Methods: 82 patients of epilepsy of both genders were included. A thorough clinical examination was performed and CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography was done.
Results: Out of 82 patients, males were 40 and females were 42. Common findings were focal seizures in 40%, generalized tonic clonic seizures in 25%, impaired consciousness in 20% and multiple seizures in 15%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common etiology was post traumatic in 22%, vascular in 45%, degenerative in 23% and non- identified in 10%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common findings were focal seizures, generalized tonic clonic seizures, impaired consciousness and multiple seizures.