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Types of Epilepsy

Epilepsy: Types list

The list of types of Epilepsy mentioned in various sources includes:

Curable Types of Epilepsy:

  • Post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Hypoglycaemia related epilepsy
  • Stroke related epilepsy
  • Brain tumours related epilepsy
  • Drug withdrawal related epilepsy
  • Alcohol withdrwal related epilepsy
  • Hypernatremia related epilepsy

Rare Types of Epilepsy:

  • Eclampsia of pregnancy
  • Hypernatremia induced epilepsy
  • Lennox Gastaut syndrome related epilepsy
  • West syndrome related epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Hypoglycaemia related epilepsy

Types discussion:

There are many forms of epilepsy --- most are rare. But to date, at least twelve forms of epilepsy have been demonstrated to possess some genetic basis. For example, LaFora Disease (progressive myoclonic, type 2), a particularly aggressive epilepsy, is characterized in part by the presence of glycogen-like Lafora bodies in the brain. It is an autosomal recessive disorder that has been linked to mutation of the gene EPM2A, found on chromosome 6. This gene produces a phosphatase called laforin. The regulatory function of the phosphatase may be disrupted by mutation, leading to LaFora Disease. Some recent work suggests that laforin may be found in similar parts of the cell as glycogen synthase, a glycogen processing enzyme, and that the mutations may misplace laforin within the cell, leading indirectly to a loss of EPM2A function. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Epilepsy: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Epilepsy: Related Disease Topics

More general medical disease topics related to Epilepsy include:

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