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Prolactin and Seizures

Case “Doctor, I’m having a seizure!” says the patient shaking with his eyes open looking at you. Ah yes, the illustrious pseudo-seizure. What if the patient is not talking to you during the event? Is there any way to tell the difference between an epileptic seizure (ES) and a non-epileptic seizure (NES)? A fellow resident recommended I get a STAT prolactin level, (PRL), an idea I’d never heard of, so I briefly looked into it for your reading pleasure. [...]