Prof. Dr. Ömer Karadaş said that while the coronavirus was at the forefront with its infection characteristics in the first place, neurological findings were observed to a great extent as time passed. Prof. Dr. Karadaş noted that when these are classified among themselves, neurological findings emerge clearly with the bad course of the coronavirus. Prof. Dr. Karadaş said, “These neurological findings are confronted with a wide spectrum from headache to unconsciousness. These consciousness disorders also include epilepsy, ie epilepsy. These are divided into two groups in relation to the coronavirus. Normally, an epilepsy patient has caught coronavirus, in this case, what might happen or no epilepsy patient; but he was caught with coronavirus, he had a disturbance of consciousness. The question mark in our minds here is, ‘Is this consciousness disorder, confusion in consciousness, disorders in mental functions, is it a seizure of epilepsy?’ he said.
‘WE HAVE SEEN EPILEPSY SEIZURES IN COVID-19 PATIENTS’
Prof. Dr. Noting that these seizures can be detected with neurological examinations, Karadaş said, “We saw seizures in some patients when we performed these examinations. As a result, we did not see that high when we looked at ‘whether it creates a higher epileptic seizure’ because it is a pandemic. Especially among the intensive care patients, there were patients who had epileptic seizures, and their detection is very valuable. After detecting them, we stop these seizures for quick intervention and save the life of this person because it threatens the life. used the expressions.
SEIZURES FALLED BY CONTRACTION
‘IT SHOULD BE CONTROL WITH QUICK INTERVENTION’
Stating that the situation is different if he has epilepsy, Prof. Dr. Karadaş said, “Epilepsy seizures may be seizures in a limited way, the person may not answer your question when you come across them, they may come up with seizures that we call bigger seizures than swallowing, licking, meaningless movements, correcting the body. It should be kept in mind that patients who have coronavirus without a patient have confusion, and if there are some changes in their mental functions, there may always be an epileptic seizure.If there is a question mark in our mind, it is important to clarify, follow up and control them with a rapid intervention.
‘WE HAVE NOT SEVERE SEVERE SEIZURES IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS’
Prof. Dr. Stating that they have been examining patients with epilepsy for years, Karadaş said, “Some of the epilepsy patients we were following had coronavirus during this period. As a result of our observations and examinations, we did not see a serious increase in seizures associated with the coronavirus. Still, we can say that some patients have a slight increase in seizures with coronavirus. During this period, these patients should take the treatment with the coronavirus quickly. There are some medications and supportive treatments we give for coronavirus. We recommend using drugs that will not interact with them first, without seizures or if they do, we can control them more easily and fix the patient, “he said.