Epilepsy

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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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In this study, we tested whether genetic variations in the GABRG2 and LGI-4 gene confers susceptibility to idiopathic epilepsy and febrile seizures or not in Indian population.
Just as with dogs, young adult cats, ages 1 to 7 years, were more likely to have idiopathic epilepsy than secondary seizures.
With idiopathic epilepsy, there is no specific test--it is considered a diagnosis of elimination.
We hypothesised that psychiatric and behavioural problems would be more prevalent among children /adolescents with epilepsy than those without, and that children / adolescents with symptomatic epilepsy would have more problems than those with idiopathic epilepsy.
Annegers and Coan (19) reported that the risk is higher for individuals with acquired epilepsy than for those with idiopathic epilepsy. Previous studies reported a history of generalized tonic--clonic attack in majority of sudden epileptic death cases (28).
As regards genetic and idiopathic epilepsy, there is a chance that 5% of these patients' siblings may develop genetic epilepsy.
Prognosis is based on the etiology and associated syndromes and is usually excellent in acute symptomatic epilepsy, very favorable in idiopathic epilepsy and less favorable in remote symptomatic cases31.
The children with normal neuroimaging findings had cerebral palsy (3), febrile convulsion (14), idiopathic epilepsy (38), and meningoencephalitis (18).
When a person has more than two seizures in his life which are unprovoked by any injury or illness like meningitis, it is diagnosed as idiopathic epilepsy. Usually, epilepsy is marked by two phases - tonic and clonic.
Our participants reported a very slightly lower QOLCE total score than the participants with idiopathic epilepsy from the study of Sabaz, Lawson, et al.
(1) Idiopathic epilepsy is a diagnosis of exclusion and has been reported presumptively in peach-faced lovebirds (Agapornis roseicollis), red-lored Amazon parrots (Amazona autunmalis), cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus), double yellow-headed Amazon parrots (Amazona oratrix), and mynah birds (Gracula religiosa).
Ozturk et al., "Effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs on nitric oxide, lipid peroxidation and xanthine oxidase system in children with idiopathic epilepsy," Seizure, vol.

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