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Seizures after intravenous contrast media for cranial computed tomography.
  1. M Nelson,
  2. R J Bartlett,
  3. J T Lamb
  1. General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.


    Patients who had contrast medium-induced seizures were reviewed retrospectively in a consecutive series of 15,226 contrast-enhanced head CT examinations. An incidence of 0.19% was found. There was a strong association with a history of spontaneous seizure and with the presence of a structural intracranial abnormality. The contrast medium-induced seizures were short-lived and self-limiting or readily controlled with small doses of intravenous diazepam. They were clinically benign.

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