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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a grand mal seizure?

What are the causes of a grand mal seizure?

Altered brain signal: Grand mal seizures occur when the electrical activity over the whole surface of the brain becomes abnormally synchronized. In general, seizures are caused by abnormal, rhythmic nerve cell (neuron) activity in the brain. The brain's nerve cells normally communicate with each other by sending electrical and chemical signals across the synapses that connect the cells.This is altered in seizures. ...Read more

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What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

Jerky movements: These are the typical jerky movements we get in our sleep, resembling a brief kick, or other sudden involuntary movement. ...Read more

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Causes of myoclonus?

Causes of myoclonus?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irritant in the brain can cause a complex partial seizure. Examples are infections, tumors, abnormal blood vessels, and strokes. Also, there are genetic causes of complex partial seizures that are due to miswiring in the brain. ...Read more

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Causes of microcephaly?

Causes of microcephaly?

Varied: There are literally hundreds of things that can cause this including various syndromes, prenatal infections and lack of oxygen during birth just to name a few of the more common causes. ...Read more

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What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

Metabolic coz of sz: There are many. Electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) being very low or high. Infections (non neurological infections too). Alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol toxicity. Medication side effects (wellbutrin). Low blood glucose. High blood glucose. Metabolic acidosis. Many of these causes can be treated. This is why people with a first time seizure undergo blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizure in pre-teens?

What are the causes of seizure in pre-teens?

Many causes: I agree with the previous answer, that your child needs to be seen. If the pediatrician is not comfortable treating childhood epilepsy, please ask for a referral to a pediatric neurologist. There are many drugs available to treat seizures, the goal in therapy is to pick the one that controls the seizures, with the fewest side effects, and the least impact on your child's life. ...Read more

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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic hemorrhagic thromboembolic atherosclerotic reversible non-reversible hypertension high cholesterol diabetes smoking irregular heart rhythm thickening of blood sleep apnea age family history drugs. ...Read more

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What kind of brain damage in childhood can cause adult schizo type symptoms?

What kind of brain damage in childhood can cause adult schizo type symptoms?

Unknown: Lots of research seems to suggest that something happens often in early childhood or maybe before birth to increase one's risk of having schizophrenia--viral infections have been of particular interest. However, no direct link to early brain damage and the later development of schizophrenia has been found. Another disorder for which we do not know the cause but are activiely looking. ...Read more

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What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes. ...Read more

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What causes seizures in children at the age of 21 months?

Many things: Seizures in children can be caused by fever, by genetic causes of epilepsy, by metabolic derangements during illness, and by structural lesions in the brain. Therefore a full workup is indicated in any child who has a first seizure. ...Read more

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What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

Alcoholism: The trauma is mainly psychological in growing up in a family where one or both parents has alcohol addiction. Such children develop coping mechanism included in the 12 steps and traditions in the association's chartered ...Read more

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Causes of isolated right lateral ventricular of brain enlargement presenting with convulsion in a adult diabetic male?

Munro doctrine: Blockage of the opening of lateral ventricle into third ventricle (foramen of munro) has occurred. Rarely this can be due to migration of choroid plexus, into the opening. However certain benign tumors and cysts can also block this. Also brain tumors adjacent to the structure may blockade it. Sudden ventricular distention might cause seizure but low blood sugar is a more frequent cause. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of absence seizures in 17 y.O. Female?

What can cause sudden onset of absence seizures in 17 y.O. Female?

Many possible causes: There are several well-known conditions that can result in absence seizures in this age group. Some like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy are genetic. You will need an eeg to determine that these are in fact absence seizures since complex partial seizures may look the same. Most of these seizure types respond well to medications. Some types of absence seizures get better with age. ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches in young children?

What are the causes of headaches in young children?

Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recurrent headaches. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a child's sudden cardiac death?

What are some causes of a child's sudden cardiac death?

Genetic abnormality: Mutiple genetic defects may unfortunately lead to sudden death. The most common include long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and brugada syndrome. Others are being identified all the time. Often there is a family history of premature sudden death. Some people have prior palpitations, dizziness, or syncope before the episode of sudden death. Genetic screening blood tests are available. ...Read more

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What can increase a child's chances of recurrent febrile seizures?

What can increase a child's chances of recurrent febrile seizures?

Febrile episodes: Any febrile illness or vaccination especially combined one, e.g., mmrv, can trigger febrile seizure in febrile seizure-prone child. One assuring fact is that once child reaches 6 years old, he/she no longer experiences febrile seizure. ...Read more

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