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MIMICS of Epileptic Seizures

Ambar Chakravarty

350 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Epilepsy is a common condition where sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain cause seizures or fits. There are lots of possible symptoms of epileptic seizures, including uncontrollable shaking or loss of awareness of surroundings. There are many other disorders with symptoms that mimic those of epilepsy, thus accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment.

This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis of disorders that may mimic epilepsy.

Divided into 22 sections, each chapter covers a different epilepsy imitator presented as an analytical discourse. A number of case studies are also included.

The book concludes with discussion on the use of EEG (a test that detects electrical activity in the brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp) and its potential pitfalls.

Also included, is a chapter dedicated to Sir William Gowers, a British neurologist at the forefront of the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and other neurological disorders (1845-1915).

The text is further enhanced by clinical images and figures.

Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to diagnosis of MIMICS of epilepsy
  • Covers many different imitators presented as analytical discourse
  • Includes discussion on use and potential pitfalls of diagnostic EEG
  • Features clinical images and figures as well as a selection of case studies
Author Bio

Ambar Chakravarty MBBS MD FRCS FICP FIAN
Honorary Professor and Head, Department of Neurology at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Calcutta, India; Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, Indian College of Physicians and Indian Academy of Neurology