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cause of generalized seizures in children

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Fevers can cause seizures in children generally between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. However, it is not as common above 3 years of age.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Many things: Seizures in children can be caused by fever, by genetic causes of epilepsy, by metabolic derangements during illness, and by structural lesions in the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's : It's important to let people with epilepsy have normal lives, so it's a good idea to try and treat him like a normal kid. So the real question is saf ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Something to considr: The important issue to consider is what type of medication it takes to keep you safe and what potential effect that might have on your baby. Some of t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: This depends on multiple factors. It can be a 'chicken and egg' scenario. Is it that the seizure caused the brain damage or the brain damage caused ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds ar ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject. If you have a specific problem, consult with your doc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience in Pediatrics
Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in exci ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Many reasons: Any type of brain problem may result in a abnormal area which becomes a nidus for seizure activity. Causes include head injury, brain infections, bra ... Read More

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