Early management of adults with an uncomplicated first generalised seizure

M J G Dunn, D P Breen, R J Davenport, A J Gray

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Abstract

A literature review of first seizures in adults was performed and a management algorithm was constructed. This review highlights the importance of a thorough history and examination, routine biochemistry and haematology, an electrocardiogram, selected neuroimaging, discharge planning with driving and lifestyle advice, and follow-up in a specialist clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-42
Number of pages6
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use
  • Automobile Driving
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroencephalography/methods
  • Emergencies
  • Hematologic Tests
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods
  • Seizures/diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods

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