Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (Epilepsy, Post Traumatic)

Recurrent seizures causally related to CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA. Seizure onset may be immediate but is typically delayed for several days after the injury and may not occur for up to two years. The majority of seizures have a focal onset that correlates clinically with the site of brain injury. Cerebral cortex injuries caused by a penetrating foreign object (CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, PENETRATING) are more likely than closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED) to be associated with epilepsy. Concussive convulsions are nonepileptic phenomena that occur immediately after head injury and are characterized by tonic and clonic movements. (From Rev Neurol 1998 Feb;26(150):256-261; Sports Med 1998 Feb;25(2):131-6)
Also Known As:
Epilepsy, Post Traumatic; Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic; Early Post-Traumatic Seizures; Late Post-Traumatic Seizures; Post-Traumatic Seizure Disorder; Concussive Convulsions; Convulsion, Concussive; Convulsions, Concussive; Disorder, Post-Traumatic Seizure; Disorders, Post-Traumatic Seizure; Early Post Traumatic Seizures; Early Post-Traumatic Seizure; Epilepsies, Post-Traumatic; Epilepsies, Traumatic; Impact Seizures; Late Post Traumatic Seizures; Late Post-Traumatic Seizure; Post Traumatic Seizure Disorder; Post-Traumatic Epilepsies; Post-Traumatic Seizure Disorders; Post-Traumatic Seizure, Early; Post-Traumatic Seizure, Late; Post-Traumatic Seizures, Early; Post-Traumatic Seizures, Late; Seizure Disorder, Post Traumatic; Seizure Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Seizure, Early Post-Traumatic; Seizure, Late Post-Traumatic; Seizures, Early Post-Traumatic; Seizures, Late Post-Traumatic; Traumatic Epilepsies; Traumatic Epilepsy; Concussive Convulsion; Epilepsy, Traumatic; Impact Seizure; Seizure Disorder, Post-Traumatic
Networked: 82 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 14 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Seizures (Seizure)
2. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
4. Pain (Aches)
5. Craniocerebral Trauma (Head Injury)


1. Dzhala, Volodymyr: 2 articles (03/2012 - 02/2012)
2. Fang, Chao: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
3. Tang, Yun-lin: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
4. Jing, Hua-lan: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
5. He, Peng-xiang: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
6. Huang, Yong-hua: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
7. Cai, Wei-lin: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2010)
8. Nguyen, Linda: 1 article (12/2015)
9. Matsumoto, Rae: 1 article (12/2015)
10. Smith, Kelly E: 1 article (12/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Post-Traumatic Epilepsy:
1. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)IBA
2. Neuroprotective AgentsIBA
3. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. IronIBA
5. gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)IBA
6. Nootropic Agents (Nootropics)IBA
7. Psychotropic Drugs (Psychoactive Drugs)IBA
8. Free RadicalsIBA
9. Excitatory Amino AcidsIBA
10. Dizocilpine Maleate (Dizocilpine)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Trephining
2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
3. Investigational Therapies (Experimental Therapy)
4. Neurosurgical Procedures
5. Chemoprevention