Jan 11, 2019, 1:12 PM
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1.3m Iranians suffering epilepsy

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA - The head of the 15th International Congress on Epilepsy says 1,300,000 Iranians are suffering from epilepsy, of whom 400,000 are resistant to treatment.

Hossein Pakdaman said at press conference on Thursday that epilepsy is a condition that, if diagnosed quickly, reduces its effects and improves patient's quality of life.

'In the European and American countries, it is a great deal of research and treatment for patients with epilepsy, but in Iran, much attention is not paid to research to diagnose and treat these patients,' he said.

The head of the Iranian Association of Neurology said the high rates of traffic accidents in the country are one of the main causes of epilepsy and said the rate of epilepsy in Iran was two to three times as high as that in the developing countries.

The Head of the 15th International Congress on Epilepsy said that an epileptic drug, similar to the foreign one, will soon be produced internally and its Iranian production was much cheaper than the foreign one with the same quality.

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