My reply is below.
Hi Ms XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting the query regarding your husband. I have gone trough the link on medhelp.org in detail to undetrstand his symptoms.
Based on that, a diagnosis of epilepsy
should be considered.
I agree that it is difficult to make a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy, as it relies more on patient's symptoms and there are no tests that give 100% accuracy in confirming the diagnosis. For example, MRI
brain and EEG report may be normal.
In these situations, two options are there:
1. Advanced testing such as PET (positron emission tomography
) of brain or long-term video EEG monitoring,
2. Empirical treatment with anti-epileptic drugs.
I hope my reply has helped you.
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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