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Epilepsy

Calculated pretest probability: 16 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: All ages, loss of consciousness 

Anamnesis

1Cut tongue
2Head turning
3Bedwetting
4Limb jerking
5Prodromal trembling
6Observed unresponsiveness
7Postictal headache



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Sources used:

1.Sheldon R et al. Historical criteria that distinguish syncope from seizures. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 3 July 2002, 142-148
2.Chowdhury AH et al. Sensitivity and Specificity of Electroencephalography (EEG) Among Patients Referred to an Electrophysiology Lab in Bangladesh. J Dhaka Med Coll. 2014; 23(2) : 215-222
3.Dantas GF et al. EEG in epilepsy: Sensibility and Specificity. J Epilepsy Clin Neurophysiol 2014; 20 (2): 116-118