Early Post-Stroke Seizures: A Comparison Between Acute Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke Patients

Authors

  • Imran Khan Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Zubair Waheed Khan Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Abdul Latif Khattak Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Javed Anwar Department of Radiology, Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Tahir Ibrahim Department of Medicine, Avicena Medical and Dental College, Lahore Pakistan
  • Fayyaz Hassan Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i5.9752

Keywords:

Epilepsy, Haemorrhagic stroke, Ischemic stroke, Seizures

Abstract

Objective: To compare the frequency of post-stroke seizure between acute ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke patients.

Study Design: Comparative, prospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan, from Oct 2021 to Oct 2022.

Methodology: A total of 180 patients with acute stroke, were included in the study. CT brain and/or MRI brain were
performed to diagnose all patients. Patients were divided into haemorrhagic and ischemic stroke groups. Patients were
followed for four weeks.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 48.92±7.80 years. The majority were males 127(70.5%),125(69.4%) patients had an ischemic stroke, while 55(30.6%) had haemorrhagic. Post-stroke seizures were seen in 12(7.07%). In haemorrhagic stroke
patients, the frequency was 5/55(9.09%), while 7/125(5.6%) in ischemic ones. The difference in frequencies was 4.03%. There
was no significant difference in seizure frequencies between the two groups (p=0.298).

Conclusion: This study concluded that there is no significant statistical difference in frequencies of post-stroke seizure in
haemorrhagic stroke compared to ischemic stroke patients.

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Published

30-10-2023

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Khan I, Khan ZW, Khattak AL, Anwar J, Ibrahim T, Hassan F. Early Post-Stroke Seizures: A Comparison Between Acute Ischemic and Haemorrhagic Stroke Patients. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];73(5):1439-42. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/9752