Volume 7 Issue 11 (November, 2019)

Original Articles

Evaluation of Cases of Epilepsy in Adults in Medicine department
Puneet Tripathi

Background: Epilepsy is emerging as one of the most serious neurological disorders worldwide. The present study was conducted to assess cases of epilepsy in adults. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Medicine. It comprised of 96 cases of epilepsy of both genders. Patients were examined clinically. MRI and CT brain was done in all patients. Hb level, blood urea, serum creatinine, routine urine, TLC, DLC, ESR etc. was done in all patients. Type of seizures and concomitant illnesses were recorded. Results: Out of 96 patients, males were 59 and females were 37. Type of seizures were partial seizure with secondary generalization in 21 patients, mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome in 13, typical absence seizure in 14, tonic–clonic seizure in 11, myoclonic seizure in 18 and epileptic spasms in 19. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Type of concomitant illnesses was hypertension in 25, CVA in 12, diabetes in 22 and others in 14. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Maximum cases in males and common type was partial seizure with secondary generalization. Key words: Epilepsy, seizure, tonic–clonic

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