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How often does a CSF pleocytosis follow generalized convulsions?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6838178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postictal pleocytosis is a transient and otherwise unexplained increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leukocytes occurring after repetitive generalized tonic-clonic seizures. We reviewed 98 episodes of seizures in 91 patients in whom the CSF was examined within 72 hours of the last seizure. Patients who had diseases associated with CSF pleocytosis were excluded. Two of the 98 initial CSF samples showed a pleocytosis, which subsequent examinations proved to be transient.
R Edwards; J W Schmidley; R P Simon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of neurology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0364-5134     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707449     Medline TA:  Ann Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Leukocytosis / cerebrospinal fluid*,  etiology
Seizures / complications*
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