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Clinical presentations of naturally occurring canine seizures: similarities to human seizures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12609269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The clinical presentations of 119 canine seizures from 41 Standard Poodles and 11 Dalmatians were classified according to a modified version of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) seizure classification system. Standardized use of the ILAE system with dogs not only should facilitate research in veterinary medicine, which has no standard criteria for seizure classification, but also should facilitate comparisons between canine and human seizures. We found that for more than 80% of both breeds, at least some of their seizures had partial onsets. However, because it was common for partial seizures to secondarily generalize, the majority of Poodles (81%) and Dalmatians (91%) experienced at least some generalized seizures. Among partial seizures, complex partial were more frequent than simple partial. For both breeds, two thirds of those with partial onset seizures had exclusively complex partial. Among dogs with primary or secondarily generalized seizures, 80% of both breeds had tonic-clonic seizures.
Authors:
Barbara G. Licht; Mark H. Licht; Kathleen M. Harper; Shili Lin; John J. Curtin; Linda L. Hyson; Kristen Willard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-Feb-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  460-470     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 209 Copeland, 32306-1270, Tallahassee, FL, USA
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