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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1007
  1. P Lafond,
  2. B Tardy,
  3. F Zeni,
  4. A Viallon,
  5. Y Page,
  6. J C Bertrand
  1. Consultants in emergency medicine Professor of medicine Emergency and Intensive Care Department, Hopital Bellevue, CHU Saint Etienne, 42055 Saint Etienne Cedex 2, France

    EDITOR,—In their prospective series of 119 patients admitted after a first seizure Ronald A Schoenenberger and Sabine M Heim found that no focal lesion would have been missed if computed tomography had been performed only in patients who either presented with a focal deficit or did not misuse alcohol and did not have a focal deficit.1 They conclude that although computed tomography of the brain remains necessary in most patients after a first seizure, it may …

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