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Posttraumatic epilepsy: current and emerging treatment options

Authors Paiva W, Eugênio Mello L

Received 8 September 2014

Accepted for publication 8 September 2014

Published 13 November 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 2159—2161


Editor who approved publication: Dr Roger Pinder

Wellingson Silva Paiva,1 Luiz Eugênio Mello2

1Division of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, 2Department of Physiology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

We have read with great interest the recent paper by Szaflarski et al1 published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. Patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) have three times greater risk than the general population to have epilepsy. This makes the TBI one of the most important causes of secondary epilepsy.2 In the paper by Szaflarski et al1 the authors highlighted the epidemiological relevance of this topic and describe the therapeutic options in detail.

View original paper by Szaflarski and colleagues.

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