posttraumatic epilepsy

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Noun1.posttraumatic epilepsy - a convulsive epileptic state caused by a head injury
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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In response to concerns of increased posttraumatic epilepsy among returning servicemembers from current conflicts, the U.S.
"Posttraumatic Epilepsy: A Major Problem in Desperate Need of Major Advances".
The AES also recognizes that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the signature injury of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), and hence, a large proportion of our returning injured war veterans will be at risk for developing posttraumatic epilepsy.
She has substantially impaired cognition and is at risk of developing more posttraumatic epilepsy, the writ says.

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