oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Epilepsy and its variations

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



(1) Confusion surrounding the use of the word epilepsy with other equivalents is discussed and an attempt is made to show how these various terms used synonymously, in fact, vary immensely in their meaning and often bear no relationship whatever to the neurophysiological and encephalographic findings. (2) A discussion of seizure patterns in relation to the focus of origin discloses the true meaning of the terms. (3) Fifty-seven cases of epilepsy are presented and discussed from the aetiological standpoint to conform with the ideas presented above. ( 4) The concept of spinal epilepsy is introduced.

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