Letters

Is grossly oversold

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1007c (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1007
  1. Anthony Hopkins,
  2. Simon Shorvon
  1. Director Research Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE
  2. Consultant physician National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London WC1N 3BG

    EDITOR,—Ronald A Schoenenberger and Sabine M Heim conclude that “both the diagnostic yield and the resulting interventions justify computed tomography of the brain in most adult patients in casualty departments who have had a first generalised seizure,” but their evidence does not support this statement.1 They found a particularly high proportion of cerebral tumours, possibly because only patients over the age of 16 were included in the study. In the national general practice study of epilepsy a definite cause for seizures could be ascertained in only 61% of 564 …

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