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generalized seizures in children

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

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site mat ... Read More
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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience in Neonatology
Unknown: The actual relationship between periventricular leukomalacia and seizures is unknown. While it is true that acute brain injury may often manifest with ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Many types / causes: Nocturnal seizures can occur in many different genetic and symptomatic epilepsy syndrome. Most seizures are more likely to occur in sleep. Any specifi ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Unfortunately this is too difficult a question to answer more in depth without more information. There are too many variables to give a universal numb ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience in Anesthesiology
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Epilepsy Clinic: Long term management through your local (or a referral) neurologist is in order. Quality of life issues for the patient and care givers need to be add ... Read More

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