Epilepsy in children happens because of neurological disorders. It is a kind of central nervous system disorder. The brain activity tends to get disrupted severely because of sudden seizures, which are also some of the most common symptoms of this.The child may lose consciousness. But in most cases, the problem can be treated with the right medication.
HOW IS EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
It is best to consult a paediatrician or a general physician who would diagnose the illness with blood tests, neurological examinations, MRI EEG and even CT scan.
HOW IS EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN TREATED?
For children, medications to manage the seizure are given. They are also suggested special diets like the Ketogenic diet along with vagus nerve stimulation. Surgery is an option with most children because of speedier recovery - in most cases the intractable seizures can be treated via surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Although seizures look painful, they do not cause pain but may stress out children and others around. Most seizures aren't very dangerous but Status epilepticus is. It is characterized by prolonged seizure or one seizure after another without regaining consciousness in between them and can be life threatening.