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What Is Epilepsy?

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. If you have had more than one seizure without any identified provoking factor such as head trauma, fever, alcohol intake, illicit drug abuse, etc. you may have epilepsy. Between seizures, most people with epilepsy are completely normal. Epilepsy can be inherited. Certain genes responsible for inherited epilepsy were identified. But there is still a lot to be discovered about genetic aspects of epilepsy. Some epilepsy cases are acquired. Certain conditions such as a birth defects and...
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Children with Epilepsy

FEBRILE SEIZURES Febrile seizures are provoked seizures which occur in the setting of increased body temperature at 102 degrees or above in children between ages of 18 months and 3 years. There is no underlying identifiable central nervous system condition such as infection or others as a cause. Incidence of febrile seizure is increased in the families of the children with febrile seizures. Children of parents with history of febrile seizures have increased risk of febrile seizures. Febrile seizures usually occur as the body temperature rises rapidly. Early detection of...
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