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Doctor insights on: Rolandic Epilepsy In Children

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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 ...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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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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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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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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Epilepsy in children: how do children generally describe their auras? What descriptions do they use?

Epilepsy in children: how do children generally describe their auras?  What descriptions do they use?

Auras vary: if seizures from part of brain for smelling, will have weird smell; for taste, weird taste; for movement right arm, right arm movement w/o their control; and so on. If seizures spread to whole brain quickly they may stare, fall, convulse but they will not recall the seizure its self.
We now call "aura"s partial seizures since they can occur without convulsion. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Many symptoms: Infants can present with eye deviation, lip smacking, bicycling motions, extremity twitching.....Older kids can present with school problems, staring episodes, or bite marks on inside of cheek from nightime seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy in children under 1?

Complex question: Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. ...Read more

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Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

None: All the antiepiletic drugs(aed) have a potential to cause birth defect(s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more

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How can the epilepsy medication Depakote affect unborn children?

Birth defects: Depakote blocks Folic Acid and leads to developmental defects as the developing fetus' cells try to form nerve and skeletal organs. Spina bifida and facial deformities, intellectual difficulties are among the problems seen. If possible, women of childbearing age should avoid this medication. Certainly all on it should take a Folic Acid supplement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the epilepsy medication Depakote affect unborn children?

Can you tell me how the epilepsy medication Depakote affect unborn children?

Good Research: There is good research on the risks of various seizure medications during pregnancy. A full discussion is beyond the scope of Health Tap. Risks are highest earlier in pregnancy. Discuss with your neurologist! ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and wanting children in the future what possible complications could a unborn child have (on epillim 2000mg)?

I have epilepsy and wanting children in the future what possible complications could a unborn child have (on epillim 2000mg)?

Valproate syndrome: In studies reported in the 80's and 90's infants exposed to valproate alone during pregnancy had a variety of issues. About a third showed a recognizable pattern of altered facial features, abnormalities in the formation of the heart, and occasional cleft lip or meningomyelocele. Growth and mental deficiencies were also seen occasionally. ...Read more

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I'm wanting to have children when i'm a bit older but i'm on epillim 2000mg for my epilepsy will I have to come off it during pregnacy?

Complex. : It is a complex question. It depends yon many factors, and the research is ever-evolving (there was a recent study about valproic acid, for example). You should talk with your epilepsy doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 . ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed w/ epilepsy (grand mal) @ age 8. Over the years severity has increased. Can it be passed to our children?

Depends: Genetic transmission of epilepsy depends on the cause of the seizures. The majority of causes of epilepsy are not genetically transmitted.

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I am looking for more information related to hippocampus malformation, dva, and generalized epilepsy in children and how all can affect the child.

I am looking for more information related to hippocampus malformation, dva, and generalized epilepsy in children and how all can affect the child.

Complex; Descriptive: Like most diagnoses, hippocampus malformation, developmental venous abnormality = catch all labels for variations in anatomy, ; epilepsy for a behavior. I commend your working on learning. Epilepsy is never good, strongly correlates with ↑ed life problems, ↓er performance short;long term, thus support ; confront all issues you can find, including psychogenic ; seek a neurologist worthy your trust. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between brain surgery for epilepsy and bad behavior in children?

Is there a connection between brain surgery for epilepsy and bad behavior in children?

Yes: Certain conditions can predispose children to epilepsy while also causing behavior disturbances. An example of this is hypothalamic hamartomas in which children exhibit laughing seizures while also having behavior disturbances. After brain surgery, children can behave "badly" but this is more a response to being ill than caused by surgery. ...Read more

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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.

Same as other 8mo.: The regular toys for infants in this age group are the same. Most 8mo do not do not have the motor skills or control to use the type of toys an older kid with epilepsy might get into trouble with. (bicycles, skateboards, etc.). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed

Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed

He's wrong: Epilepsy isn't always a cut-and-dried diagnosis. If your partner really did have epilepsy, he wasn't cured in church. He grew out of his epilepsy. It happens all the time with primary generalized epilepsy; rarely if ever with partial epilepsy. ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

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. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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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