Etiological profile of new onset seizures in adults
Dr. D Sridhar MD, Dr. L Muralidhar MD, Dr. S Raghavender
To evaluate the etiological profile of new onset focal seizures in adults with the help of laboratory and neuroimaging studies in a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad.100 Cases of new onset seizures were included in the study. The etiology was determined by neuroimaging and appropriate investigations were done. In the age group of 18-90 yrs maximum cases were seen between 18-29 yrs and 50-59yrs.75 (75.0%) were GTCS, 21 (21%) were simple focal, 4 (4%) were focal with secondary generalized. Granulomatous lesions & Cerebro vascular accidents are the most common cause of Focal Seizure in younger age groups. Among granulomatous lesions of brain, Neurocysticercosis & tuberculomas are most common. Incidence in male is more than in female.
Dr. D Sridhar MD, Dr. L Muralidhar MD, Dr. S Raghavender. Etiological profile of new onset seizures in adults. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 392-397