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My friend is 28 and had his first major grade seizure. he has had no head injuries or known illnesses. cat scan was clean. what can cause this?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Epilepsy or: some sort of toxic effect like alcohol or drug withdrawal. He should be evaluated by a neurologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Scans rarely show: reason for seizures which are a result of self-augmenting electrical discharge patterns within brain neurons. Study https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1463973, http://www.dietdoctor.com/diet-change-can-free-people-epilepsy, http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/dietary-therapies/ketogenic-diet, etc. for some possibly relevant clues.

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