By Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter
From pediatric to the aged, from contractible to refractive, epilepsy is an disease that manifests in lots of types and throughout quite a number demographics. during this interesting quantity, the writer info a couple of hundred cases the place healthiness care practitioners confronted strange demanding situations in treating the disorder. All facets of epilepsy are explored via those situations, from the occasionally complicated preliminary analysis to sufferer responses and remedy tools. during this best-selling brief textual content, the writer additionally provides the teachings discovered from those awesome situations. one hundred ten complicated circumstances in Epilepsy comes in handy for clinical scholars, citizens and all wellbeing and fitness care practitioners, because the practices used to appreciate those circumstances may be utilized to different diagnoses to boot.
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During his seizures, bitemporal rhythmic theta-wave activity was documented on EEG (Fig. 2). Diagnosis Cryptogenic epilepsy characterized by focal non-convulsive status epilepticus. 1: Interictal EEG without focal slowing or epileptiform activity. 2: Ictal EEG showing bitemporal rhythmic theta-wave activity. 11 A PATIENT WHO WOULD NOT LEAVE HIS APARTMENT FOR HOURS EVERY 3 DAYS Treatment and outcome Lamotrigine was added to the phenytoin and increased to 800 mg/day. At the time of the patient’s last visit, his seizure frequency had decreased from one seizure every 3 days to one every 2 weeks.
110 Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy by Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter