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How rare is temporal lobe epilepsy onset in age 20?

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Temporal lobe epilepsy usually begins around age 10 or 20, but it can start at any age. It is rare (10 cases per 100,000 is one figure I have seen), but it does happen. If you have symptoms (sudden sense of fear or anxiety, anger, sadness, joy), or have had a seizure with fever, or an injury to the brain, see your doctor or a neurologist for a proper evaluation.

Answered 12/14/2021

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Although relatively uncommon in general population, it is a common epilepsy variant. Typically it does present in one's 20's, and the combination of aura, alteration of awareness, automatisms, and post-event amnesia is the usual sequence. Often it is difficult for the patient to recognize these spells as they are focal and complex, with amnesia clouding recognition.

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