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Computed tomography in first uncomplicated generalised seizure

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1007

Should be performed irrespective of any history of alcohol misuse

  1. Alastair Hay,
  2. Michael Ball
  1. Senior house officer Research registrar Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR,—Ronald A Schoenenberger and Sabine M Heim draw conclusions about the investigation of a first generalised seizure that may not be generally applicable to patients seen in an accident and emergency department.1 The CAGE questionnaire may or may not be a fair means of assessing alcohol dependence in English speaking respondents and may be less reliable when translated into another language (what is the German for “eye opener” anyway?).

    Thirteen patients were …

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