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What could be the cause of seizures in children?


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Published At September 6, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 27, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 22-month-old daughter is having seizures. They started about eight months ago and I am not sure of the cause. When it happened for the first time, I thought it was a fever convulsion until I got her to another hospital because she got seizures thrice in a day without any fever. Kindly suggest.

Thank you.


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In children, seizures can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

1. Febrile seizures: These seizures are triggered by high fever and are relatively common in young children. They often occur between the ages of six months and five years.

2. Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. It can have various causes, such as genetic factors, brain abnormalities, or brain injuries. Diagnosis typically requires a thorough evaluation by a neurologist.

3. Infections: Certain infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis, can lead to seizures in children.

4. Metabolic disorders: Some rare metabolic disorders can cause seizures in infants and young children. These disorders affect the body's ability to process certain nutrients or chemicals.

5. Trauma or injury: Head injuries or trauma to the brain can lead to seizures in children.

It is important to keep a record of your daughter's seizures, including their frequency, duration, and any observed triggers. This information can be valuable for the healthcare professional in determining the cause and recommending appropriate tests or treatment. I strongly encourage you to seek medical attention for your daughter promptly. A healthcare professional will be able to conduct a thorough evaluation, provide an accurate diagnosis, and develop an appropriate treatment plan to manage her seizures effectively. I hope this will help you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham
Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham


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