TITLE

Seizures in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

AUTHOR(S)
Kelley, Brendan J.; Rodrigue, Moses
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
CNS Drugs;2009, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p805
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Seizures have been recognized to occur in multiple sclerosis (MS) since early descriptions of the disease. Various studies have attempted to determine the incidence and prevalence of seizures in MS; although they differ in the reported prevalence, seizures do appear to be more common in MS cohorts than in the general population. The pathological underpinning of seizures in MS remains indeterminate. Cortical and subcortical demyelination and inflammation may explain the increased frequency of seizures in MS, although this hypothetical correlation remains to be proven. Management of seizures in MS is similar to the management of seizures in other patients. Consideration of the underlying neurological deficits related to MS may be necessary, and dosages of antiepileptic drugs should be adjusted if increased sensitivity to the adverse effects of these agents or interaction with other centrally acting medications is suspected. The prognosis of epilepsy in patients with MS remains uncertain, with some studies suggesting a more favourable prognosis than others.
ACCESSION #
44255259

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics