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Epilepsy--another cause of intermittent fever with confusion.
  1. K. M. Chan
  1. Victoria Geriatric Unit, Langside, Glasgow, UK.


    The problem of recurring episodes of fever and confusion in an 83 year old man was found to be due to epilepsy. He was treated with carbamazepine which abolished the attacks. Epilepsy-induced fever is a difficult diagnosis to make, and electroencephalogram can be invaluable in making the diagnosis.

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