Epilepszia koronavírus-járvány idején

SZŰCS, ANNA ✉ [Szűcs, Anna (Neurológia, pszic...), author] Department of Behavioral Sciences (SU / FM / I); NARULA, LALIT; HALÁSZ, PÉTER

Hungarian Scientific Survey paper (Journal Article)
Published: LEGE ARTIS MEDICINAE 0866-4811 2063-4161 31 (5-6) pp. 207-213 2021
  • SJR Scopus - Medicine (miscellaneous): Q4
We aim to review the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy and epilepsy-care. While the virus has no specific link with epilepsy, it may affect the nervous system both directly and indirectly, leading to seizures in several ways. The hyper-coagulable state occurring with the infection may cause strokes leading to seizures. The infection may first manifest in the form of disturbances of consciousness and behaviour, seizures, and even status epilepticus. The interactions of antiviral/antiepileptic drugs need to be taken into account during treatment. The hypercoagulable state induced by COVID-2 infection may cause stroke, which leads to seizures. The infection can occur also as an impaired consciousness of non-epileptic origin. Interactions of antiviral/antiepileptic drugs have also to be taken into account. The pandemic itself as well as quarantines and social distancing may cause anxiety and insomnia, challenge continuous antiepileptic supply; each one carrying the risk of seizing. Young epilepsy patients with learning disabilities and mental health issues are most vulnerable, justifying their hyper-protection. The danger of infection has highlighted the role of telemedicine. Internet-based video communication may ensure full care for chro nic patients. Those methods favour bes ted patients with higher education. Epilepsy does not increase directly the risk of infection, but its comorbidities may worsen the course of the disease. Brain lesions and hypoxia, stress, insomnia and fever joining the infection increase seizure susceptibility. Because the danger of infection ma de telemedicine an essential tool of pa - tient care, education and better computer supply for those in need is crucial. © 2021 Literatura Medica Publishing House. All rights reserved.
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