Epilepsy in Qatar: Causes, treatment, and outcome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Piracetam

abstract

  • To our knowledge, this is the first detailed information about epilepsy in Qatar. The geographical origin of patients adds to the heterogeneity of this disorder. Neurocysticercosis should be in the etiological differential diagnosis of epilepsy in patients coming from Southeast Asian countries, despite the fact that it is not endemic to Qatar. The choice of antiepileptic drugs is influenced by the availability of individual agents in the patients' native countries but had no bearing on the final seizure outcome.

publication date

  • October 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.07.043

PubMed ID

  • 27588359

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 98

end page

  • 102

volume

  • 63