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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. Gregory Moneta
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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


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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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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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Please tell me, could i get epilepsy without a cause?

Not really : There is always a cause, as abnormal brain tissue is the culprit in all cases, but we doctors don't always easily uncover causation. Quite common is nerve injury via head trauma, but there are congenital malformations, blood vessel abnormalities, prior encephalitis or meningitis, or even toxic effects of meds or recreational drugs. Sudden stopping of alcohol may also be impactful. ...Read more

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What are the causes and triggers of epilepsy?

What are the causes and triggers of epilepsy?

Short circuits...: The answers to your post are too numerous for 400 characters; the underlying cause of epilepsy is basically a short circuit in one's brain. There are a variety of 'triggers' from fever, to stress, to medications, and so on. My advice is to consult with your doctor for more information on the topic; even a discussion with your friendly, neighborhood neurologist would be in order. ...Read more

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What causes epilepsy?

Brain attacks: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizure events. It affects at least 1.5 percent of adults. Causes include genetics, brain injury, drug toxicity, metabolic disorders, cancer, stroke, degenerative diseases, etc. Up to 30 percent have no definite cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Epilepsy is also known as Seizure disorder. 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


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