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Focal status epilepticus induced by hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

09:56 EDT 23rd July 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Focal status epilepticus induced by hyperbaric oxygen therapy."

Generalized tonic clonic (GTC) seizure activity because of central nerve system oxygen toxicity is a rare but recognized effect of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy). Almost all case reports and database analyses about the relationship between seizure activity and HBOT point out that GTC seizures and status epilepticus are more likely to occur as a result of the treatment and there are only few reports demonstrating partial seizures.

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Clinic of Neurology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkiye.

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Name: The neurologist
ISSN: 1074-7931
Pages: 31-3

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