New Delhi: India has 10-15 million epilepsy patients but the good news is that the problem can be controlled in 80 percent cases, experts said here Tuesday."Eighty percent of the patients can be treated with medicines," said B.S. Sharma, head of the department of neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).He said the remaining could be treated with surgery, and 70-80 percent of the surgeries show "good results".Sharma was speaking along with policy makers and other medical experts at an event at the AIIMS complex.R.C. Mishra, another expert in neurosciences, told the gathering that some 5,000 Indians became patients of epilepsy every year.
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