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Assessing First Seizures: Steps for Primary Care Providers

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime, but many conditions – in addition to epilepsy – can trigger or look like a seizure. To help PCPs make efficient initial evaluations, neurologist Manu Hegde, MD, PhD, breaks seizures into basic classes and puts the numerous epilepsy syndromes into three useful categories. He discusses how to take better histories; what to check for during physical exams; and what to know about antiseizure drugs, including specific side effects.

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Manu Hegde, MD, PhD.

Manu Hegde, MD, PhD

Neurologist and Epilepsy Specialist

Dr. Manu Hegde is a neurologist and epilepsy specialist who cares for adults who have seizures. He treats seizure disorders using the full spectrum of medications and is skilled at using cutting-edge imaging and neurophysiological tools ...

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