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Can Chickenpox Cause Epilepsy? Here’s the Connection

Can Chickenpox Cause Epilepsy? Here’s the Connection

Chickenpox doesn’t cause epilepsy, but seizures can occur during chickenpox. Most seizures that happen when you have chickenpox are febrile, caused by a high fever. Most of the time, chickenpox is an itchy rash, but in rare instances, it can cause complications in children and adults, particularly those with weak immune systems. One rare complication can include seizures that […]

New gene therapy for epilepsy hits seizures where they start

New gene therapy for epilepsy hits seizures where they start

There are many different types of epileptic seizures, but all of them spur from batches of overactive neurons. While gene therapies have shown promise in treating epilepsy, most of those developed so far tend to impact cells across an entire region of the brain rather than selecting for pathologically excited neurons. Other strategies such as […]

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

For a long time, nonepileptic seizures were not believed to involve structural changes in the brain Functional seizures not caused by epilepsy are associated with structural changes in the brain that can be seen using MRI, a new study shows. Scientist have long understood the nonepileptic seizures as the body’s response to mental stressors, such […]

ARB therapy associated with reduced risk of epilepsy

ARB therapy associated with reduced risk of epilepsy

ARB therapy is associated with a lower risk of subsequently developing epilepsy when compared to drugs from other anti-hypertensives classes Angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) therapy is associated with a reduced risk of epilepsy development over the next 5 years compared to other anti-hypertensive agents according to a cohort analysis by German researchers. The epilepsies are one of […]

Artificial Intelligence Model Aims to Predict Best Options for Antiseizure Medications

Artificial Intelligence Model Aims to Predict Best Options for Antiseizure Medications

Article In Brief Investigators developed an algorithm that uses clinical and genetic data to help determine the treatment response to antiseizure medications in patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Researchers have developed a deep learning model for identifying the best choice of anti-seizure medication for patients with epilepsy, according to findings published online on Aug. 29 […]

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