Assessing First Seizures: Steps for Primary Care Providers

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime, but many conditions – in addition to epilepsy – can trigger or look like a seizure. To help PCPs make efficient initial evaluations, neurologist Manu Hegde, MD, PhD, breaks seizures into basic classes and puts the numerous epilepsy syndromes into three useful categories. He discusses how to take better histories; what to check for during physical exams; and what to know about antiseizure drugs, including specific side effects.


April 7, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Manu Hegde, MD, PhD

Manu Hegde, MD, PhD

Neurologist and Epilepsy Specialist

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