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what would make a mildly abnormal eeg?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Many causes: There are many causes of a mildly abnormal eeg from sleepiness (which can look like slowing) to medications, to medical problems causing a confusional state (delirium) to stroke and so on. Mildly abnormal eeg's are also sometimes seen in people without a definite neurological problem.
Answered on Sep 11, 2018

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