There are many different brain disorders associated with epilepsy in children including congenital or acquired. There are three types of pediatric epilepsy surgery:seizure disorder the child has. Read more: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Article
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Genetic Diseases (Disorder Definition, Types, and Examples)
The definition of a genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Some types of genetic inheritance include single inheritance, including cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Marfan syndrome, and hemochromatosis. Other types of genetic diseases include multifactorial inheritance. Still other types of genetic diseases include chromosome abnormalities (for example, Turner syndrome, and Klinefelter syndrome), and mitochondrial inheritance (for example, epilepsy and dementia).
Seizures Symptoms and Types
Seizures are divided into two categories: generalized and partial. Generalized seizures are produced by electrical impulses from throughout the brain, while partial seizures are produced by electrical impulses in a small part of the brain. Seizure symptoms include unconsciousness, convulsions, and muscle rigidity.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. There are two kinds of seizures, focal and generalized. There are many causes of epilepsy. Treatment of epilepsy (seizures) depends upon the cause and type of seizures experienced.
Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of children's health, including growth and development, illnesses, injuries, behavior, mental illness, family health, and community health.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is an abnormality of motor function and postural tone acquired at an early age (even before birth). Cerebral palsy is generally caused by brain trauma. Types of cerebral palsy include: spastic, dyskinetic (dystonic or choreoathetoid), hypotonic, and mixed types. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, and treatment is generally managing the symptoms of the condition.
What Causes Myoclonic Seizures in Babies?
Epileptic syndromes that cause myoclonic seizures usually begin in early childhood, and last throughout life, though milder forms may improve with adulthood. Doose syndrome (myoclonic-atonic epilepsy), Dravet syndrome (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy [SMEI]) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome are all childhood epilepsy syndromes that may cause seizures in babies and toddlers.
Febrile seizures, or convulsions caused by fever, can be frightening in small children or infants. However, in general, febrile seizures are harmless. Febrile seizure is not epilepsy. It is estimated that one in every 25 children will have at least one febrile seizure. It is important to know what to do to help your child if he/she has a febrile seizure. Some of the features of a febrile seizure include: losing consciousness, shaking, moving limbs on both sides of the body, lasts 1-2 minutes. Less commonly, a febrile seizure may only affect one side of the body.
Epilepsy and Seizures: How to Treat?
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activities are abnormal, causing more than one or recurrent episodes of seizures. Most cases of seizures can be managed conservatively with medication and supportive treatments.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) for Seizures
- Questions To Ask Before Surgery
- What are the Risks and Complications of an Amygdalohippocampectomy?
- Surgical Options for Epilepsy
- What Are the Risks of Epilepsy Surgery?
- How Successful Is Surgery for Epilepsy?
Medications & Supplements
- What Are the Side Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs?
- Vimpat (lacosamide)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Side Effects of Mysoline (primidone)
- Side Effects of Dilantin (phenytoin)
- Side Effects of Keppra (levetiracetam)
- Xcopri (cenobamate)
- midazolam injection, Versed (discontinued brand)
- Side Effects of Zonegran (zonisamide)
- Elepsia XR (levetiracetam)
- Side Effects of Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- What Drugs Are Used for Sedating Children?
- Sabril (vigabatrin)
- Sesquient (fosphenytoin sodium)
- Vigadrone (vigabatrin)
- Banzel (rufinamide)
- Carnexiv (carbamazepine) Injection
Prevention & Wellness
- 3 Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study
- They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After
- Health Tip: Keep Your Epileptic Child Safer
- Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports
- Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
- Surgery Checklists Help OR Teams in a Crisis, Study Finds
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