Posttraumatic epilepsy: current and emerging treatment options
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.
This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.Download Article [PDF] View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]