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What is the cure for epilepsy?

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There is no cure for epilepsy and treating seizures is about controlling them. In children, seizures that are controlled with medication will often go away on their own.

From: Epilepsy in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Solomon L. Moshe, MD. Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Child Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; past president of the American Epilepsy Society. 

William R. Turk, MD. Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, The Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Freeman, J. et al. . 3rd ed. 2002. Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Nemours Foundation. 

Epilepsy Foundation.

American Epilepsy Society.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

SOURCES: Solomon L. Moshe, MD. Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Child Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; past president of the American Epilepsy Society. 

William R. Turk, MD. Division Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, The Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Freeman, J. et al. . 3rd ed. 2002. Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Nemours Foundation. 

Epilepsy Foundation.

American Epilepsy Society.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 06, 2018

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