Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235-240

Infections Of Central Nervous System Acute Symptomatic seizures

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J M K Murthy

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Acute symptomatic seizures are those caused or provoked by an acute medical or neurological illness,' Acute seizures are common in the acute phase of most of the infections of central nervous system (CNS). Acute symptomatic seizures show clearly differentiated characteristics with regard to true epileptic seizures: 1) a clearly identified causal association, 2) generally tend not to recur, 3) usually long-term antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment is not necessary.

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