Epilepsy Community
Seizures only nocturnal and only recent at age 86?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to epilepsy, safety, school issues, and transportation issues.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Seizures only nocturnal and only recent at age 86?

How many really older persons have seizures.? Please tell me you experience with diagnosis?
My husband had first one 6 months ago, went on Epilim EC200 with 4 tabs /day. He has not been examined by a neurologist as far as I know, but has been examined on every other test available, I think. May not have all the expertise available in the USA here in Australia?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there,
The common causes of seizures in old patients are cerebrovascular disease, dementia, gliomas, meningiomas, vasculitis, hypertensive encephalopathy etc. Investigations like EEG, carotid and basilar artery ultrasound, orthostatic blood pressure measurement and routine biochemical and hematological screening can help differentiate between possible underlying causes. Seeing a neurologist for correct diagnosis and management of his condition is very important. Treatment will depend on the cause. I hope it helps.
Best luck and regards!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1415174_tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 commented on photo
11 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
zahidkapariya commented on photo
12 hrs ago
1415174_tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 uploaded new photos
16 hrs ago
Top Neurology Answerers
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_universal
Blank
Minneapolis, MN
Epilepsy Community Resources