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A Clinico Etiological Profile of Seizures in Adults Attending Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)

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Page : 539-543

Keywords : Seizures; clinico etiological; EEG;

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Background: Seizures disorders are common worldwide and are seen more frequently during medical practice. CNS infections like bacterial meningitis, viral encephalitis, tubercular meningitis, HIV, neurocysticercosis account for number of cases in developing countries. Etiology of seizures may vary from region to region. Etiologies of acute symptomatic seizures in developing countries are different from developed countries. Hence, this study was done to find out clinico etiological profile of seizures in adults in Pravara Rural Hospital. Objectives: To study the clinico etiological profile of seizure disorders. Methods: 81 cases were acute symptomatic seizures. This Descriptive study was done at Pravara rural hospital, Loni, Ahmednagar. This study was done to find out various etiologies of seizures in patients presented with acute onset seizures. In this study, history, clinical examination and radiological investigations like CT/MRI Brain, EEG, CSF analysis and other laboratory investigations were done to find out different etiologies of seizures. Results: Out of 81 patients, 45 were males and 36 were females. There was male preponderance with male to female ratio of 1.25: 1. Majority of males were in 5th decade and females were in 4th decade. Majority of the patients were from age group 41-50 years. Metabolic causes were the leading cause of seizures which accounted for (30.86%) followed by idiopathic (24.6%), CVA (24.6%), neuro infection (13.5%) and alcohol withdrawal (6.1%). GTCS was the most common type of presentation (70%) followed by focal (30%).

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