Questions parents & carers often ask

What Caused my Child's Epilepsy?

22 February 2009
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For many children no cause is identified. Where causes are known they range from genetic and inherited conditions, head injury, brain infections (meningitis/encephalitis), developmental brain disorders, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and more rarely tumours.

It is important to distinguish between causes of epilepsy such as brain injury and triggers for seizures such as high temperature.

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