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A rare syndrome that can begin at any age between 18 months and 17 years, self-limiting late-onset occipital epilepsy usually begins in middle childhood, between the ages of 7 and 10. In approximately a third of cases, there will be some family history of the syndrome and some children will have had seizures associated with…Read more
There is very little known about self-limiting and pharmacoresponsive focal epilepsy, which means that it is currently unknown how common it is, only that out of every 100 children whose epilepsy starts below the ages of 2 years, between 5 and 10 will have this particular syndrome. What is known is that it appears to…Read more
A research team at the University of Southern California is currently working on a powerful new seizure prediction model which could vastly improve the ability to predict seizure activity. Using this new model, it is noted that people with epilepsy could be warned from 5 minutes up to an hour before they are likely to…Read more
With vaccines currently being rolled out to combat COVID-19, many will be wondering whether there are any special considerations that need to be made for those with epilepsy. Current Evidence At present, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that people with epilepsy are at any higher risk of side-effects than anyone else from taking…Read more
A new government review has found that four of the top most popular epilepsy medications can result in physical defects or learning difficulties for children when taken during pregnancy. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) analysed the 10 most common epilepsy medications and found that 4 of them could pose a potential risk…Read more
A relatively uncommon syndrome, self-limited neonatal convulsions occurs in babies and young infants and initially presents with seizures which start in the first 28 days of life (the neonatal period). This syndrome was once informally known as ‘5th day fits’ as it often starts on the 5th day of life, although in reality can be…Read more