Seizures in multiple sclerosis
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2008
© 2008 International League Against Epilepsy
Volume 49, Issue 6, pages 948–953, June 2008
How to Cite
Koch, M., Uyttenboogaart, M., Polman, S. and De Keyser, J. (2008), Seizures in multiple sclerosis. Epilepsia, 49: 948–953. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01565.x
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2008
- Accepted January 27, 2008; Online Early publication March 11, 2008.
- Multiple sclerosis;
Seizures have long been recognized to be part of the disease spectrum of multiple sclerosis (MS). While they occur in only a minority of patients with MS, epileptic seizures can have serious consequences. The treatment of MS can be epileptogenic, and antiepileptic treatment can conversely worsen the symptoms of MS. In this article we present an overview of the current literature on the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathology, imaging, prognosis and treatment of epileptic seizures in MS.