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Causes of Epilepsy

List of causes of Epilepsy

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Epilepsy) that could possibly cause Epilepsy includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Epilepsy

Epilepsy: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Epilepsy, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Epilepsy:

Epilepsy: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Epilepsy: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Epilepsy:

Causes of Broader Categories of Epilepsy: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Epilepsy as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Epilepsy as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Epilepsy. Our database lists the following as having Epilepsy as a complication of that condition:

Epilepsy as a symptom:

Conditions listing Epilepsy as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Epilepsy. Our database lists the following as having Epilepsy as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Epilepsy?

Causes: Epilepsy:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

In approximately 30% of cases, epilepsy is caused by such events as head trauma, tumor, stroke, or infection. In those cases for which there is no known cause, recent evidence suggests there may be genetic predisposition to developing the disease. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development can lead to seizures. Epilepsy may develop because of an abnormality in brain wiring, an imbalance of nerve signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters, or some combination of these factors. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS)

Medical news summaries relating to Epilepsy:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Epilepsy:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Epilepsy may be found in:


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