FREQUENCY OF GENERALIZED SEIZURES IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ACUTE STROKEJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.05, No. 05)
Publication Date: 2018-05-20
Authors : Muhammad Hassan Sheikh Aijaz Ali Anila Umer;
Page : 3647-3652
Keywords : Acute ischemic stroke; generalized seizures; cardiovascular disease.;
Background: Stroke is second most common cause of death worldwide. Stroke-related seizures are a neglected topic and generally considered as a benign and a harmless complication. Post stroke seizures can worsen the condition of patients so this study finds the extent of post stroke seizures in local population. Objective: To assess the frequency of generalized seizures in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke. Material and Methods: Department of Neurology, Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Design: Descriptive case series. Subject & Methods: There were 150 patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke were included in this study. They were followed-up for 15 days after stroke to assess post-stroke seizures. Results: The mean age of patients was 57.37±11.18 years. Frequency of generalized seizures in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke was found in 6.67%. Conclusion: Generalized seizures in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke was low. Key Words: Acute ischemic stroke, generalized seizures, cardiovascular disease.
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