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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
A seizure happens when cells in the brain fire or “talk” too much, temporarily disrupting the brain’s normal electrical signals. Epilepsy and seizures have many possible causes, including:
In more than half of patients, however, a cause cannot be found.
Because the brain controls all aspects of the body, seizures can have many different effects on a child depending on where in the brain the abnormal electrical activity occurs. Seizures can be subtle and barely noticeable or very frightening to witness. Symptoms can include:
The most important thing to do is to protect your child from injury. Here are some guidelines:
Contact your child’s doctor right away, or call 911 for emergency help if:
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