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Is epilepsy hereditary?

Is epilepsy hereditary?

Epilepsy: Those who do develop epilepsy may be more likely to have a history of seizures in their family. This family history suggests that it is easier for them to develop epilepsy than for people with no genetic tendency. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Is it hereditary?

Is what hereditary?: Need to know what you are referring to! ...Read more

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Is it true that hydrocephalus is hereditary?

Is it true that hydrocephalus is hereditary?

No: Hydrochephalus, the obstruction of cerebral spinal fluid can be due to physical obstruction of CSF pathways, blockage of the absorption structures that remove CSF due to hemorrhage in the brain or infection. Tumors may cause narrowing or obstruction in the course of csf. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy inherited?

Is epilepsy inherited?

Occasionally: There are different forms of epilepsy. Usually, you don't see epilepsy in the offspring of epileptics, although, there exists an increased risk for those born of an epileptic. ...Read more

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Is it true that cerebral palsy is hereditary?

Is it true that cerebral palsy is hereditary?

NO: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which is related to some form of brain injury or brain malformation. There are genetic conditions that may cause symptoms similar to cerebral palsy, but they must be considered as a separate disorder. Hereditary disorders that affect brain function may present like a form of cp, but a more definite diagnosis must then be made. ...Read more

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Is it true that chromes disease is hereditary?

Is it true that chromes disease is hereditary?

To a minor degree: Most cases of chrohn's disease are sporadic. There is a small tendency for it to run more commonly in families but identical twins for instance do not both always have the condition so there is probably an inheritance component lowering the susceptibilility but not being causative. ...Read more

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If leukemia is genetic how is it not hereditary?

If leukemia is genetic how is it not hereditary?

See below. : The genetics of the leukemia are acquired by the leukemia cells. This creates genetic abnormalities in the leukemia cells, but you are not born with these genetic abnormalities. Neither the genetic abnormality of the leukemia nor the predisposition to acquire this disease is hereditary that we know of. ...Read more

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Is it true that beurgers disease is hereditary?

Is it true that beurgers disease is hereditary?

Buerger's Disease: According to Mayo Clinic " It's possible that some people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease." http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/buergers-disease/basics/causes/con-20029501 ...Read more

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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No : Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?

Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?

Probably: Diverticula of the colon are very common, and will be found in individuals with low risk factors for the disease suggesting that they are genetically predisposed to the disease. ...Read more

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Is it true that arteriosclerosis is hereditary?

Is it true that arteriosclerosis is hereditary?

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is a multifactorial disease. One of the predisposing factors is certainly genetics and so it does have a hereditary component. ...Read more

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Is it true that bells palsy is genetic / hereditary ?

Is it true that bells palsy is genetic / hereditary ?

Not likely: It is not likely that bell's palsy is genetic or inherited. ...Read more

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What is lupus? Is it hereditary?

What is lupus? Is it hereditary?

Yes to some extent.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with many features, can suggest many other diagnoses. Most patients can be successfully treated, and many patients have mild disease. Certain heriditary factors can potentiate a greater likelood of disease, including complement protein deficiencies (c2 and c4), hla-types, such as b8, but it is not as strongly hereditable as many other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune diseases like sjogrens can be seen with increased frequency with those have family members with autoimmune disease though they may have the same autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is Generalized epilepsy hereditary?

Is Generalized epilepsy hereditary?

Some: there are many varieties of generalized seizrues. Some like Petit mal and febrile seizures have a high rate of familial occurrence. Others do not. The EEG pattern helps define the type of seizure which can clarify the issue. ...Read more

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Is is true that kawasaki syndome is genetic?

Is is true that kawasaki syndome is genetic?

Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by aneurysms and thrombotic occlusion. The etiology and pathogenesisare unknown. As the disease is extraordinarily prevalent among the japanese, studies were done to found the genetic link but none was found. ...Read more

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Is it true that diverticulitis is a hereditary disease?

Is it true that diverticulitis is a hereditary disease?

Generally not: Diverticular disease is generally a sporadic , acquired problem with the large intestine (mainly left colon and sigmoid colon) and considered to be caused primarily by poor fiber diets. This causes smaller stools and higher colonic pressures required to evacuate those stools . There are rare inherited connective tissue disorders associated with diverticular disease but these are the exception. ...Read more

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If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.

If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.

Yes WPW: Is hereditary. Not every form of seizure disorder is hereditary. Assuming you intend to have a child or are already pregnant the most useful thing to do is see a genetic counselor. There are a number of disease states that are genetic, that can be tested for antepartum, and even prior to attempting pregnancy. The genetic counselor can give you customized information unique to you and your partner. ...Read more

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Is Dress Syndrome considered a Disease? Is it hereditary?

Is Dress Syndrome considered a Disease? Is it hereditary?

Disease not herited: DRESS is short for Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia Systemic Symptoms meaning usually caused by certain drugs with rashes, elevation of some body enzymes, and other blood abnormalities. Usually rashes and abnormalities disappear when the offending drug is stopped but some do progress. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...Read more