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Stroke is an important cause of secondary epilepsy, especially in the elderly. Not only does this impact morbidity and mortality in an adverse way, it also prolongs the hospitalization. Various risk factors have been described in literature that increase the risk of seizures in a patient with stroke. Post stroke seizures fall on a spectrum of acute symptomatic and unprovoked seizures with varying pathophysiology and risk of subsequent development of epilepsy. Hence, the treatment approaches are also different. However, randomized controlled trials are lacking to guide monitoring and management strategies in post stroke seizures and the approaches remain individualized to an extent. This clinically oriented analysis discusses these important issues in the light of published literature and gives directions on future areas of research.

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