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Table 2 Distribution of etiology of new onset seizures among study participants

From: Cluster seizures and status epilepticus in new onset seizures among adult Egyptians

Etiology N %
Post-stroke epilepsy 50 41.67
SOL (brain tumor) 11 9.17
Idiopathic epilepsy syndrome 22 18.33
Cryptogenic* 6 5.00
Encephalitis 7 5.83
Post-traumatic epilepsy 3 2.50
Acute symptomatic seizures (metabolic) 10 8.33
Acute symptomatic seizures (PRES) 1 0.83
Acute symptomatic seizures (vasculitis) 1 0.83
Acute symptomatic seizures (drug induced)** 1 0.83
Traumatic SAH 2 1.67
ICHgE 3 2.50
SDH 3 2.50
Total 120 100.00
  1. *Un-identified possible etiology
  2. ** Opiate
  3. SOL space occupying lesions, PRES posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, SAH subarachinoid hemorrhage, SDH subdural hemorrhage, ICHge intracranial hemorrhage