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Is epilepsy inherited?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Occasionally
There are different forms of epilepsy.
Usually, you don't see epilepsy in the offspring of epileptics, although, there exists an increased risk for those born of an epileptic.

In brief: Occasionally
There are different forms of epilepsy.
Usually, you don't see epilepsy in the offspring of epileptics, although, there exists an increased risk for those born of an epileptic.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can be
Impressive studies are finding genetic links for many of the epilepsies.
Many mild forms are clearly genetic including febrile seizures, neonatal seizures, and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Genetic syndromes such as nf and ts are highly genetic and often express as epilepsy. If the epilepsy is clearly due to trauma, tumor, or stroke, the genetics are less clear but still may play a role.

In brief: It can be
Impressive studies are finding genetic links for many of the epilepsies.
Many mild forms are clearly genetic including febrile seizures, neonatal seizures, and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Genetic syndromes such as nf and ts are highly genetic and often express as epilepsy. If the epilepsy is clearly due to trauma, tumor, or stroke, the genetics are less clear but still may play a role.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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