>> A look into...Epilepsy

A look into...Epilepsy

On December 14, 2014, Tags Epiomic Database, Population, Newsletters

With approximately 1 in 100 people affected by epilepsy, at some point in their lives, this disease can be in the back of many people’s minds, not just in the UK but also globally. Here at Black Swan we have segmented Epilepsy patient population over 150 times to give you the full understanding of the types of comorbidites present, as well as possible classifications for each type of epileptic seizures.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. By following the ILAE classification method for diagnosing patients with epilepsy, we have been able to separate the population by localisation-related, generalised and undetermined categories. Within the localisation-related and generalised population categories, we have been able to split them further based on idiopathic, symptomatic and cryptogenic causes.

Various comorbidites and psychiatric disorders are also associated with epilepsy; for example anxiety, which is more prevalent in female epileptics than male, and disorders such as depression. BMI has also been shown to affect the risk of epilepsy, with the underweight and obese patients having higher incidences of seizures.

If you need further details on Epilepsy and its complex epidemiology, or any of our other diseases, don’t hesitate to contact us! To get a look into our database, watch our demo video at epiomic.com

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