First-time epilepsy in older people sign of stroke, degenerative conditions, neurologists warn – Punch Newspapers

Epilepsy seizure. Image source: Very Well Health

Neurologists have warned that a first-time episode of epilepsy should not be treated lightly, warning that it could be a sign of an imminent serious health complication in patients.

According to the neurologists, while epilepsy is commonly seen and treated in younger people, seeing a first-time episode of the condition in an older person should be considered a medical emergency because it could be a sign of stroke seizure disorder.

The experts also clarified that to diagnose epilepsy, the patient must have two or more afebrile seizures, adding that the condition can only be properly diagnosed by a neurologist.

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