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Who Is Affected by Epilepsy

Epilepsy most often begins in early childhood or after age 65 but can develop at any age. About 2 million people in the United States have epilepsy.1 Epilepsy affects men slightly more often than women.

Citations

  1. Ropper AH, Samuels MA (2009). Epilepsy and other seizure disorders. In Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 9th ed., pp. 304–338. New York: McGraw-Hill.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Last RevisedAugust 26, 2011

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Last Updated: August 26, 2011
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