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Do seizures aggravate traumatic brain injury?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: I had epilepsy while in the service and was given dilentin, one month latter I had an accident that left me in a coma for six months. I have seizures before and after the accident. My question is do the old seizures aggravate my TBI?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seizure aggravate head trauma outcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Any previous health condition including seizures, stroke, aggravate and complicate treatment, outcome too, of brain injury, as is true the opposite, traumatic brain injury aggravates previous illnesses, or can aggravate or cause seizures.

Phenytoin is a good seizures treatment drug, especially on those related to brain injury.

You need regular follow up and examinations, as well as services about these two conditions.

Hope this helps. If you have further questions or clarifications feel free to ask.
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Do seizures aggravate traumatic brain injury?

Brief Answer: Seizure aggravate head trauma outcome. Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Any previous health condition including seizures, stroke, aggravate and complicate treatment, outcome too, of brain injury, as is true the opposite, traumatic brain injury aggravates previous illnesses, or can aggravate or cause seizures. Phenytoin is a good seizures treatment drug, especially on those related to brain injury. You need regular follow up and examinations, as well as services about these two conditions. Hope this helps. If you have further questions or clarifications feel free to ask. If not, you can close the conversation and rate the answer.