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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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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. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...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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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

Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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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. 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