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generalized epilepsy. The Brain Abnormality in Epilepsy Genetic disorders versus structural pathology The brain abnormality responsible for epilepsy can result from a genetic disturbance (i.e. primary, idiopathic or essential epilepsy) or from a structural pathology (i.e. secondary, symptomatic or acquired epilepsy). Structural pathology may be inherited or acquired (e.g. secondary to head injury). That diseases as different as infection, tumour and stroke can each give rise to epilepsy suggests that the cause of the lesion itself is not the reason epilepsy develops. We know that normal interrelationships between cortical neurons have been disrupted in epilepsy, but it is not fully understood just why a genetic disturbance or structural pathology causes neurons to discharge abnormally in the different types of epilepsy. Animal models of seizures and epilepsy Most of what is known or hypothesized about the molecular and cellular
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