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Unprovoked seizures in multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus: A population-based case-control study.
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PMID:  22575230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To study the risk of developing unprovoked seizures among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we used 1885 new onset seizure cases, 15,080 controls and defined exposure as a hospital discharge diagnosis of MS or SLE. The odds ratio with 95% confidence interval was 3.7 (CI 1.2-11.0) for MS and 8.0 (2.2-30.0) for SLE, suggesting an increased risk of unprovoked seizures in patients with both these diagnoses.
Authors:
Cecilia Adelöw; Tomas Andersson; Anders Ahlbom; Torbjörn Tomson
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6844     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703089     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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