chapter  15
Acute Symptomatic Seizures: Clinical and Etiological Profile in Developing C ountries
ByJ.M .K Murthy
Pages 11

J.M.K. Murthy Acute symptomatic seizures are those caused or provoked by an acute medical or

neurological insult1 and, in the aggregate are almost as common as febrile seizures or epilepsy.2 They make up - 40% of all the newly diagnosed seizure disorders.3 Acute symptomatic seizures show clearly differentiated characteristics with regard to true epileptic seizures; (1) a clearly identified causal association, (2) generally tend not to recur, (3) usually long-term antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment is not necessary.