International Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

International Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Vol. 2 (2), pp. 061-066, February, 2015. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Clinical presentation of epilepsy amongst epileptic patients: A case study of Sudan

*Alkhalifa Ahmad Marshal, Al-Mirghani Minni and Garang Omar

Department of Psychiatric, Faculty of Medicine, University of al-Jazirah, Wad Madani, Sudan.

E-mail: Alkhalifa277@gmail.com

Accepted 15 January, 2014

Abstract 

The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of epilepsy among adolescence. It is a cross-sectional hospital based study conducted at Elshaab Teaching Hospital and Sheik Mohammad Kheir neurological clinic (from August, 1999 to April, 2009). The study population included 480 epileptic patients (age 10 to 19 years). The clinical presentation was similar to that which was reported by other researchers worldwide except the fact that the percentage of epilepsy, following infections, increased among the groups used in this study. Epilepsy and its treatment have a direct bearing on major aspects of adolescence lifestyle such as education and employment prospects, driving ability, the use of alcohol and recreational drugs, relationships, contraception, pregnancy and parenthood.

Key word: Sudanese, adolescence, epilepsy.