To Drive or Not to Drive: The 3-Month Seizure-Free Interval for People With Epilepsy

Krumholz, Allan
July 2003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 78 Issue 7, p817
Academic Journal
Editorial. Cites the study providing data that a three-month seizure-free interval is a reasonable alternative to allow epileptics to drive a vehicle. Control of seizures in epileptics with medications; Importance of seizure-free interval as a predictor for risk of seizure-related crashes; Problems with noncompliance of people who have seizures with legal driving restrictions.


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