CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2016; 03(01): 040-041
DOI: 10.1016/S2213-6320(16)30024-0
Epilepsy Quiz
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Epilepsy Quiz Questions & Answers with explanations from Volume 2 issue 2 (Previous issue)

Sita Jayalakshmi
1   Consultant Neurologist Special Interest-Epilepsy Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Minister Road, 1-8-31/1 Secunderabad 500025, India Phone: 44186895; Fax: 27814499
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Publication Date:
08 May 2018 (online)

  • Q.1 The strongest predictor of long-term outcome of epilepsy is:

    • A) Total duration of epilepsy.

    • B) Duration of epilepsy before initial treatment.

    • C) Age at onset of epilepsy.

    • D) Duration of treatment.

  • Q.2 The most common reason for lower confidence of physicians on epilepsy surgery is:

    • A) Fear or morbidity/mortality.

    • B) Availability of new AEDs.

    • C) Lack of data from randomized clinical trials.

    • D) Advent of procedures like Vagus nerve stimulation.

  • Q.3 Which of the following is true surgery in adults with mesial lesional Temporal lobe epilepsy:

    • A) Duration of epilepsy under ten years predicts favourable outcome.

    • B) Low pre-surgical IQ predicts unfavourable outcome.

    • C) Both of the above.

    • D) Younger age of onset predicts unfavourable outcome.

  • Q.4 Neurological complications in H1N1 are:

    • A) More common in adults than children.

    • B) Is often associated with altered consciousness in children only.

    • C) Distributed irrespective of age.

    • D) Definitely associated with seizures.

  • Q.5 Often of the following is rarely associated with CNS metastasis in women:

    • A) Lung cancer.

    • B) Breast cancer.

    • C) Melanoma – Malignant.

    • D) Epithelial ovarian cancer.

  • Q.6 EEG in patients with Febrile Infection Related Epilepsy syndrome shows:

    • A) Slow background during acute phase and chronic phase.

    • B) Fast background during acute and chronic phase.

    • C) Slow background during acute phase and multifocal spikes during chronic phase.

    • D) Multifocal spikes during acute phase and slow background during chronic phase.

  • Q.7 Phenobarbital is clinically not useful in:

    • A) Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

    • B) Refractory epilepsy.

    • C) Febrile seizures.

    • D) Neonatal absence seizures.

  • Q.8 Phenobarbital augments the effect of:

    • A) Oxcarbazepine.

    • B) Clobazam.

    • C) Oral contraceptives.

    • D) Valproic acid.

  • Q.9 Invasive ictal EEG recordings in pre-surgical evaluation of patients with medically refractory TLE are:

    • A) Mostly concordant to non-invasive techniques.

    • B) Useful only in MRI negative cases.

    • C) Will determine the extent of resection.

    • D) Better than magnetoencephalography.

  • Q.10 The following statement about Phenobarbitone is incorrect:

    • A) Phenobarbitone is equally effective as lorazepam in overt Generalized convulsive status epilepticus.

    • B) VPA is superior to phenobarbitone in the management of convulsive SE.

    • C) Phenobarbitone is more efficient than levetiracetam in the management of SE.

    • D) Phenobarbitone is predominantly successful as first-line therapy in Generalized convulsive status epilepticus.