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Experience of a single “epileptic” fit

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:s98
  1. David Parkins, consultant in emergency medicine
  1. Wansbeck General Hospital, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9JJDavid.Parkins{at}


There seem to be no hard and fast rules about what specialties doctors with epilepsy, or those who experience a single grand mal seizure, should go in for. Although David Parkins's experience was over 20 years ago, many doctors in a similar position are still dictated to about what they can and cannot do, with little evidence base to back up these decisions


  • Next week David tells us the next instalment of his health difficulties: adjusting to a colostomy

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