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What are causes of abnormal eeg results

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
45 years experience Neurology
EEGs are hard: An abnormal eeg can mean many things. Intermittent changes in eeg, like theta discharges or spikes, can be associated with epileptic seizures or othe ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurology
Yes: Although Lamictal is used to treat epilepsy, a condition characterized often by abnormal eeg, it does affect the brain's electrical activity. As such ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Too many causes: The eeg is a measure of the electrical activity of the brain. The brain activity may run rough due to lack of sleep, medications, illness, drugs, bra ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
EEG: Seizures, Encephalopathies, Delirium, Endocrine disorders, Brain death.Dementia, Encephalitis, Substance toxicities or withdrawal states.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Many possibilities: Eeg is helpful inmany ways. Focal slowing, generalized slowing, focal seizure activity, generalized seizure activity are among the possible reasons an ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not typically but...: I guess anything's possible. Here are the drugs that usually are mentioned in relationship to EEG alterations: https://treato.com/Abnormal+EEG/?a=s
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Pertussis vaccine: This would be unlikely, but anything is possible. A very rare yet serious side effect associated with this vaccine is the occurrence of seizures. The ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Needs evaluation.: EEGs are done when one suspects seizure activity. Focal areas of seizure activity, determined by abnormal EEG may need further testing in the form of ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: A neurologist is best qualified to interpret an eeg and correlate it with symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Many causes: There are many causes of a mildly abnormal eeg from sleepiness (which can look like slowing) to medications, to medical problems causing a confusional ... Read More

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