Alcohol-Related Seizures

G. Bråthen, E. Ben-Menachem, E. Brodtkorb, R. Galvin, J. C. Garcia-Monco, P. Halasz, M. Hillbom, M. A. Leone, A. B. Young

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1 Citation (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2010


  • Alcohol sensitivity-varying between epilepsy syndromes
  • Alcohol-related seizure diagnosis
  • Alcohol-related seizures
  • Biomarkers, for detection of alcohol overuse-questionnaire-based interviews reported to be more sensitive than any biomarker
  • Diagnostic yield of cerebral computed tomography (CT)-after a first alcohol-related seizure being high
  • Drug options for primary prevention of alcohol withdrawal seizures
  • Hypomagnesaemia and respiratory alkalosis-associated with alcohol withdrawal
  • Management of epilepsy in patients-with current alcohol overuse
  • Prolonged heavy drinking, causing-reduced absorption and increased excretion of thiamine
  • Secondary prevention of withdrawal seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Bråthen, G., Ben-Menachem, E., Brodtkorb, E., Galvin, R., Garcia-Monco, J. C., Halasz, P., Hillbom, M., Leone, M. A., & Young, A. B. (2010). Alcohol-Related Seizures. In European Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 429-436). Wiley Blackwell.