develop even though you do not have any risk factors (things that increase your risk). A cause cannot always be
identified. This is especially true in many forms of childhood epilepsy. For
some people, epilepsy can result from a tumor, infection, or damage to the
Children and older adults are most likely to develop
epilepsy, but it can start at any age. It is possible that epilepsy may
run in families. But you do not have to have a family history to develop
Benign rolandic epilepsy is one form of epilepsy. With this condition, seizures affect the face and sometimes the body. As a result, the disorder causes problems for some children. It almost always disappears, though, by adolescence.
Tumors, scar tissue from injury or disease, or abnormal
brain development may damage a specific area of the brain and cause
partial seizures. But you may not have any of these
conditions and still develop epilepsy.
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March 12, 2014
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