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Risk of recurrence after an initial unprovoked seizure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3081336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A cohort of 424 patients was followed to determine the patterns of risk for recurrence after an initial unprovoked seizure. Overall, the risk of recurrence was 36% by 1 year, 48% by 3 years, and 56% by 5 years. The risk of subsequent seizures was lower for patients with idiopathic seizures than for those whose seizures had a presumed etiology. Among cases for which initial seizure was classified as idiopathic, EEG abnormalities, abnormal neurologic examination findings, and initial partial seizures were identified as significant independent predictors of higher recurrence risks.
Authors:
J F Annegers; S B Shirts; W A Hauser; L T Kurland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0013-9580     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:    1986 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-28     Completed Date:  1986-03-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Child
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Electroencephalography
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
Recurrence
Risk
Seizures / physiopathology*
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NS 16308/NS/NINDS NIH HHS

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