Epilepsy after stroke

In the first few weeks after a stroke some people have a seizure, and asmall number go on to develop epilepsy – a tendency to have repeated seizures. These can usually be completely controlled with treatment.This factsheet explains what epilepsy is, the different types of seizures, and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated. It also includes advice about coping with a seizure, and a glossary.

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Published September 2012. Next revision due September 2014.

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