Seizure clusters: A common, understudied and undertreated phenomenon in refractory epilepsy

Arpitha Komaragiri, Kamil Detyniecki, Lawrence J. Hirsch

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Abstract

Epilepsy is widely prevalent globally and has emerged as a well-studied neurological condition in the recent past. Seizure clusters, a type of seizures, and several aspects pertaining to the etiopathogenesis and management of clusters are yet to be elucidated. This review is an attempt to recapitulate the current understanding of seizure clusters based on the research that has been performed on seizure clusters. This article will provide a comprehensive review of various aspects of clusters, and discusses definitions, prevalence, risk factors, impact on quality of life, approved treatment modalities, and recent advances in management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute repetitive seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure clusters
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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