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  1. Epilepsy Drugs to Treat Seizures

    WebMD explains the various drugs used to treat epilepsy and seizures, including side effects.

  2. Treatment for Epilepsy

    WebMD explains various treatment options for epilepsy.

  3. Epilepsy and the Spinal Tap

    One test for epilepsy is the spinal tap, which can measure pressure on the brain, the presence of abnormal cells or bacteria, and glucose levels. WebMD explains why and how the procedure is performed.

  4. Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy

    WebMD explains various types of seizures, including those not caused by epilepsy.

  5. Epilepsy Drugs for Children

    There are a wide number of drugs available for treating epilepsy in children, and advances in the past years have made a difference. WebMD tells you more.

  6. Diagnosing Epilepsy

    WebMD explains how epilepsy is diagnosed.

  7. New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE)

    ImportantIt is possible that the main title of the report New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE) is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

  8. Dravet Syndrome Spectrum

    Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy (dysfunction of the brain) with onset during the first year in an otherwise healthy infant. Mutations of the SCN1A gene cause 79% of diagnosed cases of Dravet syndrome. Frequently referred to as a sodium channelopathy,this intractable epilepsy is characterized by unilateral (one-sided) clonic or tonic clonic (grand mal) seizures that ...

  9. Status Epilepticus

    Epilepsy is a group of disorders of the central nervous system characterized by repeated convulsive (paroxysomal) electrical disturbances in the brain. The major symptoms may include loss of consciousness,convulsions,spasms,sensory confusion and disturbances in the nerves that control involuntary body functions (autonomic nervous system). Episodes of these symptoms are frequently preceded by ...

  10. Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome

    Summary Glucose transporter type 1 (Glut1) deficiency syndrome is a rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of a protein that is required for glucose (a simple sugar) to cross the blood-brain barrier. The most common symptom is seizures (epilepsy),which usually begin within the first few months of life. However,the symptoms and severity of Glut1 deficiency syndrome can ...

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