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Can epilepsy be hereditary and run in the family?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Some types of epilepsy can be inheritted, benign rolandic epilepsy, absence seizures and myoclonic epilepsy can be in the family, so usually asking about the family history of seizures is important when taking the history in kids with seizures.

In brief: Yes

Some types of epilepsy can be inheritted, benign rolandic epilepsy, absence seizures and myoclonic epilepsy can be in the family, so usually asking about the family history of seizures is important when taking the history in kids with seizures.
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