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Onset of Epilepsy In Menopause: Presentation of 5 Cases

Keywords: Epilepsy , menopause , estrogen

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The distribution of epilepsy frequency is equal among women and men. However, menarche, pregnancy, menopause, hormone replacement therapy and use of oral contraceptives may affect the course of epilepsy in women. Few studies in literature have reported that the onset of epilepsy may first occur in menopause in women who have no previous history of epilepsy.In this presentation, we will discuss 5 cases who experienced their first seizures in posmenopausal period.

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