Role of Anticonvulsants in the Management of Posttraumatic Epilepsy. Academic Article uri icon


  • Posttraumatic seizures (PTS) have been recognized as a major complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The annual incidence of TBI in the United States is 1.7 million. The role of anticonvulsants in the treatment of posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) remains uncertain. Based on current studies, however, anticonvulsants have been shown to reduce early PTS occurring within the first 7days, but little to no benefits have been shown in late PTS occurring after 7days. In this paper, we provide a mini review of the role of anticonvulsants and current advances in the management of PTE.

published proceedings

  • Front Neurol

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Kirmani, B. F., Robinson, D. M., Fonkem, E., Graf, K., & Huang, J. H.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Kirmani, Batool F||Robinson, Diana Mungall||Fonkem, Ekokobe||Graf, Kevin||Huang, Jason H

publication date

  • January 2016