By Sandra Sudhop

During the four years that I cared for a person who had several strokes, I observed that the epileptic seizures which followed, often improved the condition caused by the strokes. It led me to consider, that epileptic seizures might be a self - defense - mechanism of the brain to counter the effects caused by a stroke, instead of being the result of damaged nerve connections as is commonly believed.

Exploring the possibility that indicators of a stroke (neurological, biochemical ...?) might be the trigger for some forms of epilepsy, could lead to new treatments.


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Sandra Sudhop



Published: 27 Mar, 2015

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