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What causes focal onset seizures in children?

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  • Body chemistry problems, like low blood sugar or too much or too little calcium
  • Brain problems, like infections, injuries, stroke, or tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Fevers
  • Certain medicines
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Your child's genes

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "Focal Onset Aware Seizures (simple partial seizures)."

AboutKidsHealth: "Simple Partial Seizures."

UpToDate: "Seizures and epilepsy in children: Classification, etiology, and clinical features."

Nationwide Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures: Focal (Partial)," "Seizures and Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Action: "Focal Seizures."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Seizures and Epilepsy in Children."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Epilepsy and Seizures in Children."

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: "Epilepsy in Children."

NYU Langone Health: "Types of Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders in Children."

ColumbiaDoctors: "Pediatric Epilepsy."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Seizures symptoms & causes in children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "Focal Onset Aware Seizures (simple partial seizures)."

AboutKidsHealth: "Simple Partial Seizures."

UpToDate: "Seizures and epilepsy in children: Classification, etiology, and clinical features."

Nationwide Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures: Focal (Partial)," "Seizures and Epilepsy."

Epilepsy Action: "Focal Seizures."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Seizures and Epilepsy in Children."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Epilepsy and Seizures in Children."

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago: "Epilepsy in Children."

NYU Langone Health: "Types of Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders in Children."

ColumbiaDoctors: "Pediatric Epilepsy."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Seizures symptoms & causes in children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 22, 2018

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