Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral encephalitis
Editorial Group: Cochrane Epilepsy Group
Published Online: 14 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Pandey S, Rathore C, Michael B. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral encephalitis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010247. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010247.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 14 NOV 2012
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess the efficacy and safety of antiepileptic drugs for primary and secondary prevention of seizures in viral encephalitis. We intend to undertake this review with three broad objectives:
- do the AEDs reduce the risk of seizures during the acute illness when used as primary prophylaxis routinely for all patients with suspected or proven viral encephalitis;
- does the practice of using primary prophylactic AEDs in all patients with suspected/proven viral encephalitis reduce neurological morbidity and mortality;
- do the AEDs reduce the risk of further seizures after the occurrence of at least one seizure in patients with suspected or proven viral encephalitis.