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Seizure

an event characterized by excessive synchronous activity of cerebral cortical neurons

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Epilepsy

an underlying abnormality of the brain that predisposes the person to seizures

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Epidemiology sz

0.7 % have epilepsy
10% of us will have a seizure in our lifetime

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Seizure Classification

Classification is based on the anatomic pattern that the seizure begins
Generalized vs. Focal

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Causes of Epilepsy

The most common cause of epilepsy is a person of any age is unknown
Trauma as a cause is less than 10%