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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures. It affects about 470,000 children and 3 million adultsTrusted Source in the United States. Seizures are episodes of neurological symptoms caused by changes in your brain’s electrical activity. Tonic-colonic seizures, previously known as grand mal seizures, cause a change of consciousness and full-body convulsions. Some other types of seizures cause symptoms […]

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

Scientific study proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies The study investigated epileptic seizures in zebrafish – a widely used model organism for modelling human brain physiology. Zebrafish contains the same cell types that are present also in human brains. Two of these cell types are glia […]

Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease More Likely To Experience Recurring Epileptic Seizures

Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease More Likely To Experience Recurring Epileptic Seizures

Clinicians Should Monitor and Treat Seizures in Persons with Dementia FROM THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019 Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease experience epileptic seizures up to six-and-a-half times more often than people without dementia, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles. Also reported at AAIC 2019, persons with […]

Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES): prevalence, impact and management strategies

Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES): prevalence, impact and management strategies

Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a rare catastrophic epileptic encephalopathy with a yet undefined etiology, affecting healthy children. It is characterized by acute manifestation of recurrent seizures or refractory status epilepticus preceded by febrile illness, but without evidence of infectious encephalitis. To date, the absence of specific biomarkers poses a significant diagnostic challenge; nonetheless, […]

Febrile Seizures Tied to High Risk of Mental Illness, Epilepsy

Febrile Seizures Tied to High Risk of Mental Illness, Epilepsy

OSLO, Norway — Recurrent febrile seizures in children are associated with a higher risk of psychiatric disorders and epilepsy in later life, new research shows. Danish investigators found the 30-year risk of epilepsy and psychiatric disorders in children who had three or more febrile seizures was 15% and 30%, respectively. In comparison, the risk of mental illness […]

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