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Thursday, April 9, 2009

EPILEPSY AND PRECAUTIONS

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 7:10 AM Comments

Epilepsy is a disease characterised by various types of convulsions starting from mild to more severe attacks.It may be idiopathic i.e. without any demonstrable abnormality in the central nervous system or secondary to certain diseases , more dangerous being brain tumours or other space occupying lesions. It is said that convulsive disorders seen before age of 6 years and after the age of 30 years should always be seen suspiously i.e. might be having some causative factor .So these cases should be investigated thoroughly befor leveling them to be idiopathic.If secondary to a disease attempt should be taken to cure it ,of course the experts in this line are to decide.In idiopathic ones medical treatment is the main stray of treatment.However surgical treatment for these groups are also being undertaken .More  importantly moral family support and strict following of precautionary measures are required.
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