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1 year old having a seizure? my daughter is 1 and has been having seizures for months, she's had a eeg done and results where normal, and for 3 weeks she didn't have one so i was happy, and just half an hour ago she had one i think . she was sitting j

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Dr. Melissa Przeklasa-Auth
Pediatric Neurology 17 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, this episode is also consistent with a "staring spell" or absence seizure. With the frequency of the seizures that you describe your daughter will most likely need to be started on a mediation. An eeg is a very sensitive test but does not always show epileptiform activity in between seizures. I would probably start your daughter on an anti-seizure medication to help prevent seizure activity.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Further testing: It is possible for people to have a normal eeg bust still have seizures. Another option for testing would be to do a long term video eeg, in which your child will get hooked up to eeg for several hours or up to a few days to try to capture one of her spells. That way the episodes can get analyzed in detail and the best course of therapy can be discussed.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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