Causes of epilepsy

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Some forms of epilepsy, with characteristic clinical manifestations, always begin in childhood, and in certain years of the child’s life. Clinical manifestations of seizures in these forms of epilepsy are associated with immaturity of the brain. As you grow older, attacks of this type are no longer observed: they either pass or transform into other types of attacks. For example, infantile spasms (West’s syndrome) — attacks in the form of “nods”, “folding” (“Salaam attacks”) begin in the first months of life and are observed only in the first year of life. In children older than 1 year, these attacks are transformirovalsya or in other attacks the falls, the attacks of the “fading”, the tonic and tonic-clonic seizures and. West Syndrome often goes into another severe form of childhood epilepsy syndrome, Lennox-gust, which is characterized by a combination of several types of seizures (seizures downs, bouts of fade, tonic seizures), and often severe mental retardation. On the other hand, typical absences starting in childhood or adolescence are a sign of more “benign” forms of epilepsy, usually not accompanied by a decrease in intelligence and other disorders of the nervous system.

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