The neurologist usually is asked to consult on patients with renal disease and seizures for two reasons:1,2

  1. Seizures associated with renal insufficiency, hemodialysis, or both
  2. Management of antiepileptic drug therapy in patients with renal disease

Adapted from: Browne TR. Renal disorders. In: Ettinger AB and Devinsky O, eds. Managing epilepsy and co-existing disorders. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2002;49-62. 
With permission from Elsevier ( 

Authored by: TR Browne | Steven C. Schachter, MD on 2/2004
Reviewed by: Steven C. Schachter, MD on 2/2004