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What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications, or the patient may have intractable seizures needing prolonged treatment and having an increased risk of death. ...Read more

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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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What type of epilepsy can start from encephalitis?

What type of epilepsy can start  from encephalitis?

Epilepsy : A number of patients develop partial seizures that secondarily proceed to generalized seizures after encephalitis associated with herpes simplex virus infection, as an example. The specific type of epilepsy may vary from patient to patient and may vary based upon the cause of the encephalitis. ...Read more

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At least twice a day i lose control of my hands (usually when im typing) and they just go everywhere for about 10 seconds. my sister has epilepsy.

At least twice a day i lose control of my hands (usually when im typing) and they just go everywhere for about 10 seconds. my sister has epilepsy.

Thoughts: You could have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by typing, or keyboard activities. Your sister's epilepsy would likely have no relationship to your issues. Since this can easily be reversed, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

What type of head injury would cause epilepsy?

Various: Moderate to severe closed head injuries. Also, any injury which penetrates the skull/brain. ...Read more

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Ok so what I wanna know is how the doctor know that my nanas encephalitis isnt contagious when they don't know the type or what caused it?

Ok so what I wanna know is how the doctor know that my nanas encephalitis isnt contagious when they don't know the type or what caused it?

Good Question: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain can be viral, autoimmune, bacterial. I am guessing that they have done studies on nana and have not found a cause yet. That will rule out the contagious causes like viruses and bacteria. They will be searching for other causes now like autoimmune or vitamin deficiencies for example. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress cause a type of encephalitis in your brain?

Can extreme stress cause a type of encephalitis in your brain?

No, no and no: Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. Inflammation is almost always caused by infection. Encephalitis is usually due to viral infections. This notion of "stress" as the cause of everything bad is nonsense, or that "stress" in modern. You don't think the sight of a saber-tooth cat leaping out of the underbrush was stressful to our ancestors? ...Read more

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Can depression cause severe illnesses such as Schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, insomnia, or any types of long term or short term heart problems?

Can depression cause severe illnesses such as  Schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, insomnia, or any types of long term or short term heart problems?

Multiple questions: Hi, Thank you for your question. Depression can be a part of the other problems you suggested but it won't directly cause anything else (maybe insomnia). Depression on its own won't cause heart problems. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What type of epilepsy is hardest to treat?

What type of epilepsy is hardest to treat?

LGS: Lennox Gastaut Syndrome is pretty difficult to treat. Patients can have dozens of seizures per day, and may only reduce this number by 50% with 4 medicines and vagal nerve stimulation. The success of treatment varies from person to person. The goal is no seizures, but very few seizures is pretty good sometimes too. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does epilepsy cause vegetive state synptoms

Does epilepsy cause vegetive state synptoms

Come again?: Not really sure what you mean. Please repost and explain what you mean by "vegetive state synptoms." I would also highly recommend that you type out your question in Microsoft Word and run your spell-checker on it before you copy and paste it into the HealthTap question box. Correctly spelling the words in your post might render them understandable and actually answerable. ...Read more

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What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

Seizures: Idiopathic means we don't know the cause, but many theories exist mostly related to a physical abnormality or chemical abnormmality in the brain. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc. ...Read more

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What bacteria can cause encephalitis?

What bacteria can cause encephalitis?

There are 3 main bac: streptococcal pnumoiae, neisseria meningitidis, and haemophilus influenzae. There are several others as well ...Read more

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I have cancer, can this cause encephalitis?

I have cancer, can this cause encephalitis?

No: Encephalitis is an infection of the brain. Cancer and the chemotherapy may lower the immune system and increase risk of infection. This is not a direct cause for encephalitis, but just increases the risk. Cancer may spread and go to the brain and produce an inflammatory state similar to encephalitis. Remote effects of cancer can cause strange brain behavior "limbic encephalitis". ...Read more

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Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

Please tell me can epilepsy cause a miscarrage?

You bet: If a pregnant lady had poorly controlled epilepsy and experienced a generalized convulsive seizure, a miscarriage could readily occur. ...Read more

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Hi.I would like to know which syndrome causes petit mal epilepsy?

Hi.I would like to know which syndrome causes petit mal epilepsy?

Often none!: "Absence seizures" are often not associated with any other syndrome. Sometimes there is known cause. Sometimes kids who have febrile seizures seem to develop petit mal seizures. Sometimes it's hereditary and there is a family history of petit-mal seizures. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/petit-mal-seizure/basics/causes/con-20021252 People with porphyria can have petit-mal. ...Read more

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Can sleep deprivation cause epilepsy?

No: Sleep deprivation will not cause epilepsy but can provoke a seizure in epileptics and non-epileptics. I can make anyone seize if i drop their blood sugar low enough or sleep deprive them enough. Epilepsy is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sleep deprivation can provoke a seizure but not cause epilepsy. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Yes: West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite. Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot cause nocturnal epilepsy?

Not typically: Virtually anyone's brain will seize if you do enough bad things to stress it, in research it is common to model epilepsy by placing certain irritating chemicals on the brain of mice. While the effect of marijuana on lowering one's seizure threshold (tendency of the brain to have seizures) isn't that clear, it is an illicit substance and may contain things like Cocaine or meth, that cause seizures. ...Read more

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...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