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Is it possible to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no epilepsy?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes; possible.: Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors. Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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