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 ( 

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TR Browne
Steven C. Schachter, MD
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Steven C. Schachter, MD
Friday, February 27, 2004