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dc.contributor.authorArida, R. M.
dc.contributor.authorScorza, F. A.
dc.contributor.authorPeres, CDA
dc.contributor.authorCavalheiro, E. A.
dc.identifier.citationEpilepsy Research. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 34, n. 2-3, p. 99-107, 1999.
dc.description.abstractThe course of untreated epilepsy is not well. established. This study uses a model of chronic limbic epilepsy (pilocarpine model of epilepsy) to determine the pattern of occurrence of seizures in untreated animals. Following pilocarpine administration, 21 rats were monitored continuously with a video system for 135 days after the first spontaneous seizure. Animals showed a great variability in seizure numbers and were divided in two subgroups presenting either a low frequency of seizures (n = 9 animals presenting ten or less seizures in the first 15 days of observation) or a high frequency of seizures (n = 12 animals presenting more than ten seizures during this period). Animals with low number of seizures during the first 15 days of observation showed a significant increase in seizure frequency in the following period of analysis (until 105 days). On the other hand, those with initial high number of seizures showed Significant changes in seizure frequency only in the first 2 months. the duration of each spontaneous seizure did not change significantly over time. These findings show that in untreated epilepsy there is a maturation process in the early stages and this accelerating process can be of predictive value for the treatment of epilepsy. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofEpilepsy Research
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectchronic limbic epilepsyen
dc.subjectseizure frequencyen
dc.subjectuntreated epilepsyen
dc.titleThe course of untreated seizures in the pilocarpine model of epilepsyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliationEscola Paulista Med, Dept Neurol & Neurochirurg, BR-04023900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Prevent Med, BR-04023900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespEscola Paulista Med, Dept Neurol & Neurochirurg, BR-04023900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Prevent Med, BR-04023900 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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