Title: Clinical Profile of Seizure Disorder in Patients Hospitalised in Kanyakumari Government Medical College
Authors: Dr Anny Antony, Dr Jenix Nathan.Y.A
The word “epilepsy” is derived from Latin and Greek words for “seizure” or “to seize upon”. The periodicity of seizures are often worrisome and bothersome that has got a social impact which includes fear, segregation, isolation which inturn affect the self esteem of the patient and hasa deteriorating effect on patient and his family. Epilepsy is most common disorder in kanyakumari medical college. In past epilepsy is thought as possesion of evil spirit. In kanyakumari there are times were people will be taken for temples, mosque and churches for seizure attack. Despite latest advances epilepsy remains a social problem. Widespread ignorance, fear, misunderstanding and stigma contributed to severe legal and social penalties
Need For Study
Knowledge regarding people affected with epilepsy is essential for accurate planning and management of patients.
To study clinical profile of seizure disorder in patients hospitalized in kanyakumari government medical college.
Materials and Methods
This study is a single centre hospital based cross sectional study of clinical profile of seizure disorder in patients hospitalized in kanyakumari government medical college. Inclusion criteria being all patients presenting with complaints of seizures.