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Post-traumatic Epilepsy
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  • Edited by Marco Mula, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London
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Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting up to seventy million people worldwide, with post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) accounting for up to 20% of symptomatic cases. Despite this, there is a dearth of information about PTE available for clinicians. This book will guide readers through the neurobiology of PTE and the long-term consequences and rehabilitation needs of patients. Emerging topics such as concussive convulsions in sports are examined and a chapter dedicated to PTE in children ensures readers have the latest knowledge for treating this high-risk subpopulation. Managing PTE in medium and low-income countries where access to appropriate treatment, and even diagnostic equipment, is often poor, is covered in depth. This book is an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of PTE by active international authorities in the field of epilepsy and traumatic brain injury, with an emphasis on epidemiology, neurobiology, clinical problems as well as management issues.

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‘The layout of the book is good … an up-to-date summary on an important topic with a still acceptable price.’

Günter Krämer Source: Zeitschrift für Epileptologe

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