Encephalitis, encephalopathy, and epilepsy

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When considering the relationships among encephalitis, encephalopathic states, and epilepsy, there is a twist: cause and effect. While virtually any condition that may produce an encephalopathic state may also produce recurrent seizures, it is also true that recurrent seizures-as well as the medications administered to treat them-may result in encephalopathy. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is often a very useful tool with regard to the diagnosis and management of encephalopathy. The EEG may provide information that will assist in determining not only the presence or absence of epileptiform activity, but also the therapeutic benefit and efficacy of certain antiseizure medications and other central nervous system suppressants. Further, the EEG can enable the interpreter to distinguish among focal, multi-focal, and diffuse disorders, and even among some types of encephalopathic states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncephalitis
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages19-45
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781420013979
ISBN (Print)9780849340314
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Brain Diseases
Encephalitis
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy
Seizures
Central Nervous System
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Politsky, J. M. (2007). Encephalitis, encephalopathy, and epilepsy. In Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 19-45). CRC Press.
Politsky, Jeffrey M. / Encephalitis, encephalopathy, and epilepsy. Encephalitis: Diagnosis and Treatment. CRC Press, 2007. pp. 19-45
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