Seizure Auras Don’t Affect Car Accident Incidence

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New data shows no benefit for people with or without seizure aura in preventing motor vehicle accidents.

Recommendations to allow epilepsy patients to drive if they have reliable pre-seizure auras should be reconsidered in light of a new study, a researcher said here.

Data from the Multicenter Study of Epilepsy Surgery — in which patients were asked at baseline about driving, presence of seizure auras, and seizures and accidents while driving — found no difference in rates of mishaps incurred on the road whether or not participants said their seizures reliably were preceded by auras, according to Vineet Punia, MD, currently at the Cleveland Clinic.

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