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My 5 year old has rolandic epilepsy. Is that very serious of not?
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Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Noel Alonso
Dr. Noel Alonso
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes serious
All epilepsy is serious.
Fortunately there are many medications, including several newly available ones, that may be able to control your child's seizures.

In brief: Yes serious
All epilepsy is serious.
Fortunately there are many medications, including several newly available ones, that may be able to control your child's seizures.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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