The authors debate whether routine EEG is an essential clinical tool for evaluation of a first seizure. One author suggests that because of the positive predictive value of interictal spikes for seizure recurrence, the EEG is a useful tool. The other author argues that since many clinicians would not treat after a single seizure, even if the EEG were abnormal, the EEG is not essential. Both authors agree that the EEG should only be ordered with forethought to answer a specific question.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology