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Do people ever get petit mal seizure due to a brain injury?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Traumatic brain injury can result in any number of problems - with memory, emotions, motor control, sensation.
Due to damage to a portion of the brain caused by the trauma, seizures can develop as scar tissue forms.

In brief: Yes

Traumatic brain injury can result in any number of problems - with memory, emotions, motor control, sensation.
Due to damage to a portion of the brain caused by the trauma, seizures can develop as scar tissue forms.
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Dr. Shin Beh
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unusual

A true petit mal (or absence) seizure occurring in an adult after a traumatic brain injury is very unusual.
Petit mals usually begin in childhood. Adults typically develop complex partial seizures which may resemble petit mals but are slightly different. Distinguishing complex partial seizures from petit mals is important since treatment is different for each.

In brief: Unusual

A true petit mal (or absence) seizure occurring in an adult after a traumatic brain injury is very unusual.
Petit mals usually begin in childhood. Adults typically develop complex partial seizures which may resemble petit mals but are slightly different. Distinguishing complex partial seizures from petit mals is important since treatment is different for each.
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