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WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Child health specialist pediatrician Mumbai presents epilepsy FAQs: Following is not a medical prescription, but just for information. No medicines should be taken or changed without direct clinical consultation and prescription issued by your doctor.
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WHAT IS EPILEPSY?
A repetitive seizure disorder due to abnormal cortical excitation, manifesting as local or generalized paroxysmal stereotypical movements with or without loss of consciousness, with or without frothing at mouth, with or without passage of urine and stools , with or without visible, tonic/clonic manifestations of a seizure.

WHAT IS NOT EPILEPSY?
Single seizure with normal EEG is not an epilepsy. Movement disorders like tremors, chorea may be confused as epilepsy. Epilepsy may mimick syncope, migraine or vertigo

. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF EPILEPSY?
Epilepsy can be presenting as fo…