Types of seizure disorders in children

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Avatar f tn Seizures are common in pediatric age group and occur in approximately 10% of children. Most seizures are provoked by body disorders originating outside the brain, such as high fever, infection, syncope, head trauma; shortness of breath for want of oxygen can also cause seizure, or cardiac abnormalities. What is the type of seizures, focal or generalized? How long was the seizure and was there loss of consciousness during seizure? How was his behavior during and after seizure?
955471 tn?1246741311 I have been researching and have found that are aren't enough forums which discuss Adjustment Disorders specifically. I suffer from this disorder and know that support is number one in coping with it. I encourage anyone who has been diagnosed with an Adjustment Disorder (there are several) or feel that they may be experiencing the symptoms, to please follow this journal. We all need the support.
Avatar n tn is it uncommon for a child of her age to develop a seizure disorder and are there specific types of seizure disorders that pop up at her age? I am very worried and a bit short on answers right now. Thanks for any general info you can provide.
Avatar n tn Also, symptoms of particular types of seizure may be the same also as symptoms during a migraine aura. Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
1098760 tn?1266447897 Partial seizures are the most common form of seizure in adults, affecting 6 out of 10 people with epilepsy. * Epilepsy is NOT a "mental illness." * Approximately 2.3 million Americans, half of whom are female, have epilepsy. * According to the Epilepsy Foundation, nearly half of those affected get inadequate relief from their seizures.
Avatar n tn This is a follow-up question to my previous question on 5/20 regarding an episode of tingling in scalp and various visual disturbances such as colored lights, distortions of certain objects and photophobia. I also had an episode while driving my car where I had absolutely no idea where I was and it took several seconds to re-orient myself at which time I had the distinct impression that my eyes had been deviated to the right.
Avatar n tn Actually Topomax is what my doctor has suggested I try next. I'm supposed to wait another week until I start it though. I passed out while shopping a couple of weeks ago and one of the bystanders told the paramedics that I had a seizure after I passed out and they wrote in their report that I had a mild seizure. All of my doctors have said that it wasn't a seizure but rather just some twitching which is common when you pass out.
Avatar n tn The sudden partial awakenings are normal events in the lives of infants and young children, and they are not dangerous. A reliable and useful reference is the book Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber from Children's Hospital in Boston. It contains detailed descriptions of sudden partial awakening and how to manage them. It's also a good reference re: other types of childhood sleep problems and issues.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. I hope this helps you. Sincerely, CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS I was dx'd as not having epilepsy by an extended video-EEG test (28 hrs). However, I have found numerous references to scalp EEG's not detecting deeper electrical abnormalities in frontal lobe seizures.
Avatar n tn NEVER HAD ANY HISTORY EVER. HAD THE FIRST ONE AFTER 9 MO. OF MY SON BEING BORN AND 2ND ONE AFTER 5 MO. OF DAUGHTER BEING BORN AND 3RD ONE 2 AND HALF YRS. BACK. IS IT STRESS AND ANXIETY RELATED? THE EEG, MRI, CT SCAN IS ALL NORMAL. NO ONE CAN FIGURE ANYTHING OUT FOR ME? I AM TAKING 1000MG OF KEPPRA RT. NOW BUT WITH BAD SIDE EFFECTS. DO I HAVE NON EPEILEPTIC ATTACK DISORDER?
Avatar f tn This sort of behavior can be typical of some children who display certain types of developmental disorders, and it will also be important to rule out any seizure activity. The first place to turn is to your child's pediatrician, who can refer the child to a pediatric neurologist.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. : I hope this helps you. : Sincerely, : CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS : I was dx'd as not having epilepsy by an extended video-EEG test (28 hrs). However, I have found numerous references to scalp EEG's not detecting deeper electrical abnormalities in frontal lobe seizures.
Avatar n tn The type of seizure event that you described is a well known type of seizure. The abnormality is in the cortex tissue. Two or more of these events would be classified as epilepsy. I hope this helps you. Sincerely, CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS I was dx'd as not having epilepsy by an extended video-EEG test (28 hrs). However, I have found numerous references to scalp EEG's not detecting deeper electrical abnormalities in frontal lobe seizures.
887324 tn?1241730037 As you mention above, seizures are often followed by prolonged periods of confusion. Seizure threshold (the likelyhood a seizure will occur) is lowered (i.e. seizures are more likely to occur) when a child has fevers, has not slept well, or is otherwise stressed. Besides ensuring proper sleep and nutrition, it is important to understand that when a child has epilepsy, treating him/her with seizure medications is essential, despite the side effects that some seizure medications have.
161427 tn?1229911282 Some children seem to get these types of seizures only when they get fevers though. What did the doctor say? I know cantwait4baby has had a ton of experience with this. Maybe she can give some advice.
Avatar f tn What other studies has he had done? There are many different types of seizures and seizure disorders. He may have a more subtle type of disorder. Is he on seizure medication?
Avatar n tn Yes, it is frightening to see your son have a seizure. We treat alot of children with epilepsy here at the Clinic. Depending on the EEG we select treatment. Since the seizures show a focal pattern the best choice would be tegratol (less side effects). Dilantin works well for focal seizures but there are more side effects, but nothing compared to having seizures. Tegratol side effects are usually drowisness, blurred vision, and dizziness. These usually show up if the level is too high.
Avatar n tn Hypersensitivity to sudden stimuli does occur among children who have rare degenerative disorders of the nervous system. Arching of the back and other bizarre movements occur in response. However, such children lose gains they have made in development. Your nephew is still making developmental progress. Seizures are not usually provoked by sudden sounds or movements although there is a form of startle epilepsy.
Avatar n tn He also complains that he is tired when he rides his bike or does any type of physical activity. Can you tell me what types of illness in children could cause rapid weight loss? Could it be thyroid disease or anemia? My husband and me both have thyroid disease. About four years ago it was also discovered that my son has a rare platelet disorder. Could this have an affect on his weight or metabolism?
Avatar n tn As you doubtless know, inherited metabolic disorders of childhood can be incredibly difficult to diagnose. This is because they are of numerous types (representing a deficiency of many of the several known enzymes), extremely rare, and poorly characterised. Also, several disorders are at this time unrecognised, or not described. Thus, it is quite common for children with an apparently metabolic disorder to goes undiagnosed.
Avatar n tn Now, given that, there is a theoretical use for lamictal in movement disorders. One of its proposed mechanisms of action is to reduce the release of an excitatory amino acid, glutamine. By doing this, it might alter the firing of neurons that are hyperexcitable. However, this is only theoretical. Since you have to take a seizure medication anyway, you will see if it has any effect on your movement disorder.
Avatar n tn 12 Dear Ouida, Learning Disability (LD) is a broad term that refers to a number of conditions that how a person interprets what they see and hear or how they integrate information from the different parts of their brain. There are different types of learning disability, including academic skills disorders, developmental language and speech disorders, coordination disorders, etc. There is no apparent single cause of learning disabilities.
Avatar n tn Posted By Michelle on December 21, 1998 at 13:24:23: My 9 year old child has just been diagnosed with focal seizures. All I've noticed up to this point has been blank stares (like daydreaming), but had an EEG done and it showed the focal seizure. Today, he had a convulsion with a seizure for the first time and scared me to death. Our doctor has given us 3 options for **************. I'd like an opinion on which of these would probably be best.
Avatar n tn The inability to tolerate a change in routine is common in children, and adults, with mental retardation. She should be given notice of upcoming changes well in advance and then at intervals, so she has a chance to process the change and better deal with it. Does she show any autistic tendancies? rocking, repetitive movements that she does when stressed (called "stimming").
Avatar n tn My 9 yr old grandson has a seizure disorder that may be linked to autism. He is on Depakot & Risperdal. The main problem is his inability to realize when he needs to use the toilet, resulting in having bowel movements. He can sit forever until someone notices the odor. It doesn't bother him & his doctors don't seem too concerned. Could the medication w or w/o the disorders have anything to do w/this problem. Or, is it some other reason?