What Is Intractable Epilepsy?

Q:
What is intractable epilepsy?

A:
Intractable epilepsy, sometimes called refractory epilepsy or uncontrolled epilepsy, refers to the seizure disorder that cannot be controlled by common treatments.

It should be noticed that intractable epilepsy does not always remain intractable. Patients can relieve the symptoms of intractable epilepsy by taking certain medications and changing their lifestyle.

Besides, surgery is an effective option for people with refractory epilepsy on condition that the region causing epilepsy in the brain can be localized, and the region is safe to remove.

Keywords: intractable epilepsy; refractory epilepsy

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