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Epilepsy: case report and analysis of clinical management problems.
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PMID:  7925045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epilepsy is a major cause of morbidity and accounted for up to 40% of psychiatric outpatient attendances in the experience of the author in Transkei, South Africa. In many cases clinical diagnosis and management were easy. In this paper, the author analyses the clinical management problems presented by seven patients between January 1986 and May 1989. A detailed case report is presented to illustrate difficulties in management. It is suggested that ethosuximide might be effective in the control of probable partial seizure disorders. Underlying electrophysiological considerations are discussed. It is noted, however, that it may not be easy to differentiate between partial or generalised seizure disorders on clinical grounds.
E B Ovuga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-14     Completed Date:  1994-11-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care / utilization
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy / classification,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Ethosuximide / therapeutic use
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