Peripartum fitting


Causes

Pre existing epilepsy

Cerebrovascular events

  1. Eclampsia
  2. Hypertension
  3. SAH
  4. ICH
  5. Cerebral thrombosis

Drug abuse

  1. Cocaine
  2. Amphertamines
  3. Withdrawal of eg benzos
  4. Ponstan OD

Infection

  1. Meningitis
  2. Encephalitis
  3. Cerebral abscess
  4. Parasitic cysts

Electrolyte imbalance

Hypoglycaemia

Tumours

Head injury


Awaiting further EBM details

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 13/07/2004. Review date 13/07/2005. Last review Dr ÍOS 30/08/14