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Doctor insights on: Malignant Rolandic Epilepsy

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What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms. ...Read more

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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 consciousness. " ...Read more


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My 5 year old has rolandic epilepsy. Is that very serious of not?

My 5 year old has rolandic epilepsy. Is that very serious of not?

Prognosis good...: ..As most children do outgrow this form of epilepsy typically seen in the preadolescent and adolescent age ranges. Some children will continue seizures later in life (about 2 %). This type of seizure is characterized by nighttime seizures, normal cognition, and typical eeg findings. Treament with antiepileptic meds if frequent but usually not needed. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults can get rolandic epilepsy?

Is it possible that adults can get rolandic epilepsy?

In adults, rolandic: Seizure is named partial seizure- it starts from one part of the brain usually the temporal lobe and can spread to the other parts. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-benign-rolandic-epilepsy? Page=1 http://m.Healthline. Com/symptom/seizures http://www. Epilepsy. Com/learn/types-seizures/simple-partial-seizures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rolandic epilepsy?

What is the definition or description of: Rolandic epilepsy?

Rolandic epilepsy: Rolandic epilepsy = a form of epilepsy that occurs in children and most outgrow. ...Read more

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Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Complex question.: We are limited to a 400 word answer so only basic general info can be given. 15% of kids with epilepsy have this type. It doesn't affect intelligence, usually. See http://www. Epilepsy. Com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/benign-rolandic-epilepsy Carbamazepine is often used to treat epilepsy & is a good choice for many. No med is right for every one. Don't take ANY other med w/ it unless OK'd by MD ...Read more

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My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed. ...Read more

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What is average dose of carbamazepine for 8.5 year old for benign rolandic epilepsy? Also can an increased dose cause depression?

Cbz: 'typically' (due to weight variations and severity of condition, liver function and blood counts) around 100mg twice daily going up by 100g per week. Depression is not typical but is reported and warned against in all seizure medications as a class. ...Read more

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How will I know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?

How will I know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?

May be time: Most studies indicate if a person goes 2 years seizure free and has a normal EEG, the chance of remaining seizure free is approximately 70%. Ask her neurologist his approach to weaning from medication. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy?

How common is epilepsy?

3rd most common: According to the epilepsy foundation website, epilepsy is the third most common neurological disease in the US after Alzheimer's and stroke. It affects almost 3 million Americans and 50 million persons worldwide. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Many ways: Genetics is one way. Some even believe that even in the "non-genetic epilepsies, " that there is a "genetic predisposition" that makes some people more susceptible to developing epilepsy from head trauma, stroke, dementia, encephalitis, or brain tumors. ...Read more

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How can you get epilepsy?

Epilepsy: 33 M TN asks: How can you get epilepsy? ANS: inherited, Birth trauma, brain injury, viral or bacterial infection, brain tumor, immune disease to mention the major causes and idiopathic. Idiopathic is Dr. Talk for we don't know what causes it. ...Read more

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How do humans get epilepsy?

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Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations. ...Read more

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Who's at risk for epilepsy?

Seizures: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose epilepsy?

How do you diagnose epilepsy?

By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated. ...Read more

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How does someone get epilepsy?

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Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations. ...Read more

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What is known as silent epilepsy?

What is known as silent epilepsy?

Nonconvulsive: Its usually a seizure withou shaking. Usually manifests as staring. ...Read more

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What does a person get epilepsy?

As above: This is a neurological condition with many types, talk with u pcp about it or research it on the net. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy in teenagers?

2 to 3 percent: Puberty can be stressful to brain function. Primary epilepsy such as jme or cpe may emerge then. Drug reaction, head trauma, brain infections, brain tumors may present then. Emotional stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, all may increase risk for seizures. Pseudo seizures may develop. ...Read more

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Where do you go if you have epilepsy?

Neurologist: It is preferable to see a neurologist, and try to find one that specializes in seizures and epilepsy. Make sure you have a full evaluation so that the diagnosis may be confirmed. If the diagnosis is correct, the neurologist can guide you to determine if the epilepsy needs to be treated, and with what. ...Read more

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What is known as intractable epilepsy?

Untreatable: About 60% of seizures are controlled by one medication 20% with more than one med, 10% with surgery, but fewer than 10% do not respond to any measures they are termed intractable, with recent advances in surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, special diets etc this number is shrinking! ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

Many various: There are many different causes of epilepsy and, therefore, many different medications used to treat it. Probably the most well-known medications are Phenobarbital and dilantin. This is a complex subject and should be discussed with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does hipnosis enterfere with epilepsy?

No: Should be ok. Especially hypnosis for smoking ...Read more

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Does epilepsy strike at a particular age?

Any age: Although onset of epilepsy is more common in children and adults over 60, there's no age at which it's distinctly uncommon to start having seizures. ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

What tests are used to diagnose epilepsy?

Several: The most useful is an examination by a neurologist. Often we doo an EEG, MRI of the brain, and occasionally other tests. ...Read more

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How many people in the states have epilepsy?

1.5 to 2 percent: World wide incidence of epilepsy has been increasing. Mainly related to head trauma and degenerative diseases of older age. Epilepsy remains a major medical problem throughout the world. Seizures of childhood are much more frequent - 5 to 7 percent - but are more benign and often resolve with age. ...Read more

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Are everbody's symptoms of epilepsy different?

Maybe: Epilepsy is a generic term people use for seizures, which are different depending on where in the brain they originate and when/how they occur. ...Read more

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How possible is epilepsy if your relative has it?

UNLIKELY: Most cases of epilepsy have little genetic causation, and if your relative is not within your immediate family, very unexpected that you would also have it. However, if you developed a brain infection, head injury, or abused drugs or alcohol, you might acquire epilepsy due to those issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epilepsy?

Recurring seizures: 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 used to describe them. ...Read more

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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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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