Seizure, Pediatric

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Sudden, abnormal discharges of neurons resulting in a change in behavior or function


  • Febrile seizures
  • Infection
  • Idiopathic
  • Trauma
  • Toxicologic:
    • Ingestion
    • Drug action
    • Drug withdrawal
  • Metabolic:
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypocalcemia
    • Hypo/hypernatremia
    • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Perinatal hypoxia
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • CNS structural anomaly or malformation
  • Degenerative disease
  • Psychogenic

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