Epilepsy: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and treatment options

Lawal, Muili, Omobayo, H and Lawal, K (2018) Epilepsy: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and treatment options. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 14 (2). ISSN 1747-0307

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Epilepsy is a global health problem affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide. It is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases in the world with serious physical, economic and discriminatory consequences in some parts of the world. However, the healthcare burden and financial cost of treating epilepsy can be reduced with appropriate and prompt interventions. Although epilepsy and its treatment are complex, current evidence suggest insufficient knowledge of seizure classification and a gap in epilepsy diagnosis and care. This article provides an overview of the condition, incidence, aetiology, pathophysiology, current classification, clinical manifestations and symptom management. Thus, the reader will be able to improve their knowledge about care management of people with epilepsy and therefore help to reduce the risk of mortality associated with the medical condition.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjnn.2018.14.2.58
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2018 18:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:56
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4768


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