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How Often Do Seizures In Children Come From Pvl
Unknown: The actual relationship between periventricular leukomalacia and seizures is unknown. While it is true that acute brain injury may often manifest with seizures, pvl is something we often see long after the seizures themselves have stopped, although both the seizures and the pvl may have the same underlying cause. Once pvl is discovered, the risk of subsequent seizures is about 20%.See 1 more doctor answer
Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a form of white-matter brain injury, characterized by the necrosis (more often coagulation) of white matter near the lateral ventricles. It can affect newborns and (less commonly) fetuses; premature infants are at the greatest ...Read more
4yr girl. Born @ 27 weeks. Pvl, cp, shunted, epilepsy, etc. Recently she has started seizure like episodes, but EEG does not show any issues. Ideas?
Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet.
Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?
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My aunt (from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures. Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?
Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children. Some of them may be hereditary. There are different type of seizures, some hereditary others are not. These two children may or may not be getting same type. Consult neurologist about these children, he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children.
No: No but not uncommon based on location of insult and sizeSee 2 more doctor answers
I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?
Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources.
Soft: Soft, large, pliable toys with no sharp edges.
Epilepsy Clinic: Long term management through your local (or a referral) neurologist is in order. Quality of life issues for the patient and care givers need to be addressed and properly managed.
Can glutamate sensitivity be genetic? Both myself and my children have problems with foods all high in glutamates.. causing seizures, ADD, diarrhoea
Very likely: However lots and lots of people can be allergic to it without even knowing!! Avoid MSG and read labels carefully. If eating at a restaurant call ahead to make sure if they use MSG in their kitchen. See link below http://www. Msgtruth. Org/why. Htm
What are appropriate toys for children with epilepsy? My 8 month-old nephew has epilepsy, which causes him to have seizures. I would like to get him some toys for christmas, but I don't know what would be appropriate or safe.
If I have epilepsy which causes grand mal tonic clonic seizures, does that mean I shouldn't have children?
Not necessarily: Partly depends on the cause of your seizures. Speak to your neurologist to determine if you have an epilepsy syndrome that might be inherited. With that information, you can make a decision. There are medications that can be taken during pregnancy that may control your seizures without endangering a fetus. Your neurologist should have that information.See 1 more doctor answer
My child was born with moderate hearing loss due to nerve damage, Chiari malformation, a droopy eye that doesn't produce tears, and possible seizures. The only thing I did different with her than my other children is take Zofran while pregnant with her. C
See below: The prognosis varies. It depends on the severity of the pvl, and any other problems. The child should have his/her development followed closely. They may benefit from early intervention services, as well.See 1 more doctor answer
My son had a grade 4 bleed however he is meeting all milestones at 6 myths old 4 adjusted is grade 4 the sane as pvl he was not diagnosed w/ pvl?
Confusing question: Meeting early milestones is good. To do so after a g4 bleed is hopeful, but too early think the worst is over. Staging of a bleed and the DX of pvl depend on the type and quality of study. G4 bleeds are worrisome. Kids are well past a year before we have an idea about speech and language development ; school age before learning skills are evident. These kids do their best with early intervention.
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