International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part P (2015)
Clinical profile of new onset seizure disorder in patients at Krishna hospital
To determine and compare the superiority of various investigative modalities in the diagnosis of seizure disorder.
Material and Method: A detailed clinical examination was done. All the patients were also interviewed and examined by senior physicians to check and confirm the clinical findings. Routine Biochemical examination including serum calcium, test for HIV, along with CXR and ECG were done. Computed Tomography or MRI brain of all patients was done. The final etiological diagnosis was arrived at after taking into consideration all the clinical and investigative data. The data obtained from the study was compared with studies carried out in the past. The conclusions drawn from the study have been mentioned subsequently.
Result: In the age group of 21-30 years, RDEL was the commonest etiology seen in 6 out of 21 patients that is 28.57% in the age bracket 61-70 years, scar epilepsy was the commonest cause seen in 8 out of 27 patients that is 29.63%. GTCS was seen in 100% of the patients where seizure was attributed to metabolic abnormalities. Partial seizures predominated in the patients with the etiology of SOL/metastases (90.9%), scar epilepsy (80%) and RDEL (62.5%).
Conclusion: Patients invariably present with GTCS.RDEL is more commonly seen is the younger age group of 21-30 years. Patients with SOL/Metastases present most commonly with complex partial seizures.
How to cite this article:
VC Patil, Aperna P Patange, MB Man. Clinical profile of new onset seizure disorder in patients at Krishna hospital. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):1083-1085.