Medical Comorbidity in Epilepsy

Kimberly L. Pargeon, Sheryl R. Haut

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Patients with epilepsy frequently have comorbid medical conditions that can significantly affect quality of life as well as the treatment of their seizures. These comorbid conditions may coexist with epilepsy related to a common pathogenesis; they may arise as a direct result of epilepsy treatment; or they may be unrelated to the epilepsy but complicate its treatment. This chapter briefly discusses some of the interactions between epilepsy and its treatments with some of the more common comorbid conditions, including migraine, vascular disease, bone disease, reproductive disorders, and metabolic disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118456989
ISBN (Print)9781118456941
StatePublished - Mar 17 2014


  • Bone health
  • Epilepsy
  • Medical comorbidity
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Migraine
  • Stroke
  • Vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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