knh seizure disorders

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In seizure disorders, the brain's electrical activity is periodically disturbed, resulting in some degree of temporary brain dysfunction. There are two basic types of seizures: Epileptic: These seizures have no apparent cause (or trigger) and occur repeatedly. These seizures are called a “seizure disorder” or “epilepsy.” Nonepileptic: These seizures are triggered (provoked) by a disorder or another condition that irritates the brain. In children, a fever can trigger a nonepileptic seizure. Causes Which causes are most common depend on when seizures start: Before age 2: High fevers or temporary metabolic abnormalities, such as abnormal blood levels of sugar (glucose), calcium, magnesium, vitamin B 6 , or sodium, can trigger one or more seizures. Seizures do not occur once the fever or abnormality resolves. If the seizures recur without such triggers, the cause is likely to be an injury during birth, a birth defect, or a hereditary metabolic abnormality or brain disorder. 2 to 14 years:
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