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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Patterns Of Seizure Control In Patients With Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy With And Without Hippocampus Sclerosis.
Author: Coan, Ana Carolina
Campos, Brunno M
Bergo, Felipe P G
Kubota, Bruno Y
Yasuda, Clarissa L
Morita, Marcia E
Guerreiro, Carlos A M
Cendes, Fernando
Abstract: Objective Patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) may present unstable pattern of seizures. We aimed to evaluate the occurrence of relapse-remitting seizures in MTLE with (MTLE-HS) and without (MTLE-NL) hippocampal sclerosis. Method We evaluated 172 patients with MTLE-HS (122) or MTLE-NL (50). Relapse-remitting pattern was defined as periods longer than two years of seizure-freedom intercalated with seizure recurrence. Infrequent seizures was considered as up to three seizures per year and frequent seizures as any period of seizures higher than that. Results Thirty-seven (30%) MTLE-HS and 18 (36%) MTLE-NL patients had relapse-remitting pattern (X2, p = 0.470). This was more common in those with infrequent seizures (X2, p < 0.001). Twelve MTLE-HS and one MTLE-NL patients had prolonged seizure remission between the first and second decade of life (X2, p = 0.06). Conclusion Similar proportion of MTLE-HS or MTLE-NL patients present relapse-remitting seizures and this occurs more often in those with infrequent seizures.
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 73, n. 2, p. 79-82, 2015-Feb.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0004-282X20140199
Date Issue: 2015
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