Are there early indicators of CTE in the brains of epilepsy patients?

Written by Roisin Conneely

A pilot study from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (MN, USA) presents a possible link between the symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and epilepsy. Previous research has highlighted the presence of CTE symptoms in the brains of older epilepsy sufferers, but the team at Rochester wanted to determine if similar patterns could be observed in younger patients. Study author Gregory Cascino (Mayo Clinic) explained: “Previous studies have found signs of CTE in up to a quarter or even a third of older people with epilepsy, so our aim was to determine if such signs could be found in the...

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