indication for neuroimaging in new onset seizures

Neuroimaging in new onset seizures is recommended for all patients, even with a return to baseline neurological status. This is specifically recommended in the context of:

  • new focal deficits
  • persistent altered mental status
  • fever
  • trauma
  • persistent headache
  • cancer history
  • anticoagulation
  • AIDS or immunocompromised
  • age older than 40 years
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