Epilepsy after stroke: Definitions, problems and a practical approach for clinicians.

Source: Rev Neurol (Paris)

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Stroke, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, is the main etiology of epilepsy in the elderly. However, incidences and outcomes differ according to stroke subtype and delay of onset following the stroke. While the medical literature is extensive, it is not always consistent, and many questions still remain regarding risk factors and management of vascular epilepsy. Thus, the present report here is an overview of the clinical aspects of vascular epilepsy using a practical approach that integrates data from meta-analyses and the more recently published expert recommendations.