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January 1983

Prognostic Factors for the Occurrence of Posttraumatic Epilepsy

Author Affiliations

From the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Drs Weiss and Caveness); the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Dr Feeney); Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC (Dr Dillon); Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston (Dr Kistler); and University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile (Dr Mohr). Dr Rish is in private practice.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(1):7-10. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050010027006

• We studied the occurrence of posttraumatic seizures in 378 head-injured Vietnam veterans and devised a simple mathematical formula to describe the onset of first fits after injury. We tabulated the results so that practitioners can use them to assess prognosis calculation.

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