Patients with Resistant Epilepsy May Waste Time to Receive Correct Diagnosis

Stating that resistant epilepsy is a serious disease, Prof. Dr. Berrin Aktekin underlined that the treatment should be done in specialized centers. She pointed out the importance of correct diagnosis by saying that patients lose time if the diagnosis is not made correctly with standard tests.

Experts claim that, after cerebral vascular disease and headaches, epilepsy is the most common disease in Turkey. Drawing attention to the fact that epilepsy, a disease characterized by an abnormality in the electrical activity of the brain, can be cured at a rate of 70 percent, Yeditepe University Hospitals Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Berrin Alptekin gave important information about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, stating that approximately 30 percent of epilepsy patients are observed to have resistant epilepsy.

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