Etiologies of Seizures

Katherine H. Noe, Korwyn Williams

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Acute symptomatic seizures - from new and active insults to CNS, toxic, metabolic, inflammatory, infectious and structural disturbances
  • Acute symptomatic seizures - in infectious meningoencephalitis
  • Acute symptomatic seizures in traumatic brain injury - seizures, long-recognized complications of TBI
  • Acute symptomatic seizures not rare - 40% of all nonfebrile seizures
  • Etiologies of seizures
  • Febrile seizures, in children - three months to five years with fever, no demonstrable CNS infection, or other acute symptomatic cause
  • Genetic basis of idiopathic epilepsies - idiopathic epilepsies, having a genetic basis
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy, as unprovoked seizures - a week after TBI, etiologies of symptomatic seizures
  • Seizures, without a clear acute symptomatic etiology - classified as unprovoked
  • Selected causes of acute symptomatic seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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