Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
KOWACS, Pedro André et al. Syncope or epileptic fits? Some examples of diagnostic confounding factors. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.63, n.3a, pp.597-600. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2005000400008.
Syncope is a condition often misdiagnosed as epileptic seizures. However, the differential diagnosis between both conditions can be quite difficult, even for well-trained physicians. Four cases of epilepsy and/or syncope are reported, to exemplify this situation. Each case is discussed individually, and the confounding factors are analyzed.
Keywords : epilepsy; syncope; seizures; differential diagnosis; non-epileptic events.