Intractable epilepsy in adults.

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Intractable epilepsy can be defined as seizures which have not been completely controlled with AEDs 1 year after onset despite accurate diagnosis and carefully monitored treatment. Once intractable, there is a low probability of remission. Predictors of intractability include the presence of partial seizures, structural abnormalities on imaging studies, and abnormalities on the neurological examinations. If a person continues to have seizures in spite of adequate treatment with AEDs, surgical options should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsy research. Supplement
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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