EPILEPSY: Trends in new-onset epilepsy — the importance of comorbidities

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A recent longitudinal study indicates that the incidence of new-onset epilepsy has remained stable in children and young adults but has increased in elderly individuals over the past 40 years. Rather than signalling a failure to prevent epilepsy, however, this phenomenon might be attributable to the comorbidities of epilepsy.

Refers to Sillanpää, M. et al. Efforts in epilepsy prevention in the last 40 years: lessons from a large nationwide study. JAMA Neurol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4515

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