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1

Epilepsy occurs in _-__% of persons with ID

9-32
50% c CP

2

Cause of epilepsy in 75% of children and 50% of adults is...

Unknown

3

Most common type of seizures in adults?

Complex Partial (40%)

4

Absence Seizures aka

Drop Seizure

5

Medical emergency, non-stop seizure:

Status Epilepticus

6

Known causes of epilepsy?
HIL

Head trauma
Infections (meningitis, malaria)
Lead Poisoning
*
Bran tumor & stroke
Prenatal injury, infection, illness

7

Triggers of seizures?

Flickering lights
Heat
Lack of sleep
Missed meals
*
Illness
Stress
Poor diet

8

Treatments fir seizures?

Anticonvulsants
Diet
Surgery
VNS

9

Diet recommended for epilepsy?

Ketogenic

10

Ketogenic diet puts the person into

Ketosis - Constantly burning fat

11

A ketogenic diet is high these and low this.

High protein, fat
Low carb

12

Helping in a seizure?

Stay calm
Prevent injury
DN Restratin
DN Mouth
After, recovery position
Comfort, reassurance