DAVID RIESMAN, M.D.; THOMAS FITZ-HUGH JR., A.M., M.D.
Generalized convulsions occurring for the first time in adult life are not infrequently viewed as diagnostic of uremia or of some gross brain lesion. Such preconception, however, leads to many errors in diagnosis and prognosis.
It is our purpose to call attention anew to the recently somewhat neglected subject of so-called epilepsia tarda and to attempt an analysis based on our own experience and a review of the literature.
Great confusion exists concerning the meaning of the term epilepsia tarda (senile epilepsy). Some authors (1) (2) (3) would restrict it to those cases of "idiopathic epilepsy" of later life which
RIESMAN D, FITZ-HUGH T. Epilepsia Tarda1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:273–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-5-273
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(5):273-282.
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