From pediatric to the elderly, from contractible to refractive, epilepsy is an illness that manifests in many forms and across a range of demographics. In this fascinating volume, the author details more than one hundred instances where health care practitioners faced unusual challenges in treating the disease. All aspects of epilepsy are explored through these cases, from the sometimes confusing initial diagnosis to patient responses and treatment methods. In this best-selling short text, the author also presents the lessons learned from these extraordinary cases. 110 Puzzling Cases in Epilepsy is useful for medical students, residents and all health care practitioners, as the practices used to understand these cases can be applied to other diagnoses as well.
Table of Contents
History. Examination and Investigations. Diagnosis. Treatment and Outcome. Commentary. What did I Learn from this Case. How Much Did this Case Alter My Approach to the Care and Treatment of Epilepsy Patients. References.
Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter