Poststroke epilepsy in long-term survivors of primary intracerebral hemorrhage

Neurology Journal

Published online: May 5, 2017
DOI: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000004009

Anna-Maija Lahti, MD, Pertti Saloheimo, MD, PhD, Juha Huhtakangas, MD, PhD, Henrik Salminen, MD, Seppo Juvela, MD, PhD, Michaela K. Bode, MD, PhD, Matti Hillbom, MD, PhD and Sami Tetri, MD, PhD

Objective: To identify the incidence and predisposing factors for development of poststroke epilepsy (PSE) after primary intracerebral hemorrhage (PICH) during a long-term follow-up.
Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients who had had their first-ever PICH between January 1993 and January 2008 in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland, and who survived for at least 3 months. These patients were followed up for PSE. The associations between PSE occurrence…

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