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What are some of the hereditary complications of epilepsy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Epilepsy effects

Most epilepsy is sporadic, occurring without obvious risk factors.
Certain much more rare kinds of epilepsy are due to hereditary degenerative neurologic disease. There are many. In sporadic epilepsy there aren't any specific complications passed on to offspring--just an increased tendency to have seizures. Each different degenerative disorder is associated with its own pattern of disease signs.

In brief: Epilepsy effects

Most epilepsy is sporadic, occurring without obvious risk factors.
Certain much more rare kinds of epilepsy are due to hereditary degenerative neurologic disease. There are many. In sporadic epilepsy there aren't any specific complications passed on to offspring--just an increased tendency to have seizures. Each different degenerative disorder is associated with its own pattern of disease signs.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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