Tatum IV, William O.; Kaplan, Peter W.; Jallon, Pierre
January 2009
Epilepsy A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia;2009, p79
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "cocaine" is presented. It refers to a central nervous system stimulant. It is one of the most abused drugs in the U.S. with a high risk of seizures when used. About 10% of patients may experience seizures, which are usually solitary and generalized convulsive. An underlying structural brain complication must be considered when cocaine-induced seizures are focal or repetitive. The preferred treatment for cocaine-induced seizures is also cited.


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