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Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (Epilepsy, Post Traumatic) Summary

Description: Recurrent seizures causally related to CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA. Seizure onset may be immediate but is typically delayed for several days after the injury and may not occur for up to two years. The majority of seizures have a focal onset that correlates clinically with the site of brain injury. Cerebral cortex injuries caused by a penetrating foreign object (CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, PENETRATING) are more likely than closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED) to be associated with epilepsy. Concussive convulsions are nonepileptic phenomena that occur immediately after head injury and are characterized by tonic and clonic movements. (From Rev Neurol 1998 Feb;26(150):256-261; Sports Med 1998 Feb;25(2):131-6)

Also Known As: Epilepsy, Post Traumatic; Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic; Early Post-Traumatic Seizures; Late Post-Traumatic Seizures; Post-Traumatic Seizure Disorder Show All >>

Networked: 82 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 14 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 12 results : IBA
  2. Neuroprotective Agents : 2 outcomes in 2 results : IBA
  3. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 15 results : FDA 9 Generic
  4. Iron : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  5. gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  6. Nootropic Agents (Nootropics) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. Psychotropic Drugs (Psychoactive Drugs) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Free Radicals : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  9. Excitatory Amino Acids : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Dizocilpine Maleate (Dizocilpine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  4. Pain (Aches)
  5. Craniocerebral Trauma (Head Injury)
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Key Therapies for Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

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  1. Trephining : 1 outcome in 4 results
  2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation : 1 result
  3. Investigational Therapies (Experimental Therapy) : 1 result
  4. Neurosurgical Procedures : 1 result
  5. Chemoprevention : 1 result
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