Seizures Overview

Seizures can range from small local muscle movements to full body seizures. Although epilepsy is the best-known cause, there are numerous other possible causes of seizures. Febrile convulsions are a common type that arises with high fever. Small seizures may be tics, twitches, and muscle spasms, which all have particular causes. Times when a child stares into space and is non-responsive is called an absence seizure.

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