Clinical quiz

Test your knowledge – epilepsy



Up to 5% of the population will have a form of seizure during their lifetime; 1% will go on to have further seizures requiring treatment. In the past few years, new and effective antiepileptic drugs have been developed. Are you up to date on the treatment of epilepsy?

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Question 1
    Which of the following point towards a diagnosis of epilepsy rather than syncope?
    a. attacks occurring when the person is either awake or asleep
    b. loss of consciousness occurring while the person is standing only
    c. a seizure lasting less than 20 seconds
    d. episodes accompanied by incontinence of urine
    e. a family history of epilepsy

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