Partial epilepsy of long duration: Changing semiology with age

Paolo Tinuper, Federica Provini, Carla Marini, Angelina Cerullo, Giuseppe Plazzi, Patrizia Avoni, Agostino Baruzzi

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Abstract

There are few data on changing patterns of localization-related epileptic syndromes with time and particularly on changes in seizure semiology as patients age. We retrospectively reviewed 53 patients aged >60 years who had had partial epileptic seizures for a mean duration of 44 years. In 20 patients, seizures became progressively less elaborate and briefer with lime. In 29 patients, seizures were unchanged. In four patients, seizures worsened, with the appearance of drop attacks, secondarily generalized seizures, increasing drug resistance, and mental deterioration. These latter 4 patients had cerebrovascular disease with multiple strokes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsia
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

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Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Partial epilepsy
  • Prognosis
  • Semiology

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Partial epilepsy of long duration : Changing semiology with age. / Tinuper, Paolo; Provini, Federica; Marini, Carla; Cerullo, Angelina; Plazzi, Giuseppe; Avoni, Patrizia; Baruzzi, Agostino.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 37, No. 2, 02.1996, p. 162-164.

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Tinuper, Paolo ; Provini, Federica ; Marini, Carla ; Cerullo, Angelina ; Plazzi, Giuseppe ; Avoni, Patrizia ; Baruzzi, Agostino. / Partial epilepsy of long duration : Changing semiology with age. In: Epilepsia. 1996 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 162-164.
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