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Repetitive epileptic fits--a possible adverse effect after transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in a post-stroke patient.
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PMID:  11471584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of repetitive epileptic fits in a post stroke patient after transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is presented. It seems more likely than not that the TENS triggered the repetitive fits in this patient. Although the risk of this adverse effect seems to be small, it should be borne in mind when TENS is used in a post-stroke patient. Since TENS is now used commonly in post-stroke patients, this problem is worthy of further study.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sheffield University.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy / etiology*
Stroke / therapy*
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation / adverse effects*

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