The postictal state — What do we know?

Julia C.M. Pottkämper*, Jeannette Hofmeijer, Jeroen A. van Waarde, Michel J.A.M. van Putten

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This narrative review provides a broad and comprehensive overview of the most important discoveries on the postictal state over the past decades as well as recent developments. After a description and definition of the postictal state, we discuss postictal sypmtoms, their clinical manifestations, and related findings. Moreover, pathophysiological advances are reviewed, followed by current treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1061
Number of pages17
Issue number6
Early online date12 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


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  • postictal suppression
  • postictal symptoms
  • postictal treatment
  • epilepsy

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