What is Epilepsy?
A group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures.
Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. There are different types of epilepsy and seizures. The cause of most cases of epilepsy is unknown, although some develop epilepsy as a result of a brain injury or genetic disease.
The diagnosis for epileptic seizures is made by analysing the patient’s detailed clinical history and performing tests for confirmation. Tests will include brain scans, called MRI as well as EEG.
Seizures are controllable with medication in about 70% of cases. In those children whose seizures do not respond to medication, surgery, Neuro stimulation and dietary changes will be considered.