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Is it possible to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no epilepsy?

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In brief: Yes; possible.

Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors.
Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds.

In brief: Yes; possible.

Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors.
Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds.
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