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How do humans get epilepsy?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple causes

People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations.

In brief: Multiple causes

People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations.
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
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Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Causes include genetics, trauma to the brain (stroke, tumors), and no clear reason at all.
Electrolyte abormalities, medication overdose, alcohol/benzo withdrawal, and drug use can cause seizures but typcially not epilepsy.

In brief: Varies

Causes include genetics, trauma to the brain (stroke, tumors), and no clear reason at all.
Electrolyte abormalities, medication overdose, alcohol/benzo withdrawal, and drug use can cause seizures but typcially not epilepsy.
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
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