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El objetivo del tratamiento es controlar o prevenir los ataques epilépticos. El tratamiento es total o parcialmente exitoso aproximadamente en el 80% de pacientes. Por lo general, los medicamentos son la manera más exitosa para tratar y controlar la epilepsia. También se usan cambios en el estilo de vida y otros tratamientos. En casos severos, se podría requerir de cirugía.

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El tratamiento podría involucrar lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Cirugía
Otros tratamientos

Referencias:

Epilepsy Foundationwebsite. Disponible en: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ .

The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Disponible en: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed marzo 2013 by Rimas Lukas, MD

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