How is the clinical diagnosis of epileptic seizures confirmed?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The clinical diagnosis can be confirmed by abnormalities on the interictal electroencephalogram (EEG). However, these abnormalities can be present in otherwise healthy individuals, and their absence does not exclude the diagnosis of epilepsy.


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