When are precautions against head trauma necessary in patients with epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Safety must be balanced with the risk for seizures. A patient with many poorly controlled diurnal seizures may exercise more caution than a patient who has only nocturnal seizures. Encourage the use of helmets to prevent head trauma while the patient is biking, skiing, or participating in other high-risk activities.


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