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Seizure Disorders

  • Donald B. Middleton

Abstract

Approximately 10% of the population in the United States suffer a seizure, or convulsion, at some point during life.1,2 If the disorder is recurrent and unprovoked, the patient has epilepsy. The annual epilepsy incidence is roughly 50 per 100,000, and the prevalence is 5 per 1000.3 The incidence is highest in children; it plateaus in the 15to 65-year-old population and rises again in the elderly.3

Keywords

Valproic Acid Status Epilepticus Partial Seizure Febrile Seizure Seizure Disorder 
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