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Risk Factors of Epilepsy in Children
  • Babies who are small for their gestational age
  • Babies who have seizures in the first month of life
  • Babies who are born with abnormal brain structures
  • Bleeding into the brain
  • Abnormal blood vessels in the brain
  • Serious brain injury or lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Infections of the brain: Abscess, meningitis, or encephalitis
  • Stroke resulting from blockage of arteries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Mental handicap
  • Seizures occurring within days after head injury
  • Family history of epilepsy or fever-related seizures
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Fever–related seizures that are unusually long
  • Use of illegal drugs such as cocaine

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