Identifying seizure clusters in patients with epilepsy

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Abstract

Clinicians often encounter patients whose neurologic attacks appear to cluster. In a daily diary study, the authors explored whether clustering is a true phenomenon in epilepsy and can be identified in the clinical setting. Nearly half the subjects experienced at least one episode of three or more seizures in 24 hours; 20% also met a statistical clustering criterion. Utilizing the clinical definition of clustering should identify all seizure clusterers, and false positives can be determined with diary data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1315
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2005

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