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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Patients who had immediate or early post traumatic epilepsy were excluded from study therefore all these Post traumatic epilepsy were of severe head injury with GCS <8.
In our study, the incidence of early POST TRAUMATIC EPILEPSY is above 2% which is consistent with the findings of Annegers JF, Hauser WA & Coonsp in 1998.
Incidence of late POST TRAUMATIC EPILEPSY is much less in our study 6.92% in phenytoin treated group & 3.