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Do grand mal seizures cause brain damage in children?

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Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: This depends on multiple factors. It can be a 'chicken and egg' scenario. Is it that the seizure caused the brain damage or the brain damage caused the seizure? But to specifically answer your q, yes, if a seizure is prolonged, or if the oxygen supply gets cut off, then brain damage can occur. That is why it is very important for people to take their seizure meds, to help prevent seizures.
Answered on Sep 30, 2013

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