The journal says that post-traumatic epilepsy is the most common cause of new-onset epilepsy amongst adults. Each year, 30,000 cases of epilepsy are reported in the USA.
During the research phase of the study, 199 veterans who had suffered brain injuries 35 years prior were asked whether or not they had experienced a seizure. They also went through scans to detect brain lesions. Of the 199, 44% had developed post-traumatic epilepsy. The study also showed that the types of seizure the soldiers suffered change over time, usually becoming more severe and even leading to loss of consciousness.
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