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MARQUES-ASSIS, Luís; LIVRAMENTO, José Antonio  and  CURY, Michel. Clinical study of 68 cases of occipital epilepsy. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1971, vol.29, n.1, pp.49-54. ISSN 0004-282X.

Sixty eight epileptic patients with occipital EEG foci were studied. The investigation was developped in cases with paroxistic and continuous electroencephalographic abnormalities, concerning the age of onset and time of disease, frequency of seizures and evolution with drug treatment. The results were compared with the epilepsies in general and analysed in percentual index. The authors draws the following conclusions: 1) 65 cases (94%) exhibit convulsive seizures; in 50 cases (73%) the convulsions were secondary; 2) only 7% of patients exhibit visual aura; 3) the disease developped earlier in the occipital epilepsy than in the epilepsy in general; 4) the duration of disease was smaller in the ocipital epilepsy; 5) the disease was less severe in the occipital epilepsy than in the epilepsy in general; 6) the evolution of the paroxistic and continuous occipital epilepsy was similar; 7) the evolution of the occipital epilepsy was worse than the epilepsy in general.

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