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what is the point of an eeg?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Uses of an EEG: An EEG is normally used to help determine the cause and likelihood of a person to have a seizure. In the hospital, the EEG is sometimes used to help determine the cause of altered consciousness.
Answered on May 18, 2016

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