Module 1: What is Epilepsy

Causes of epilepsy

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In 70% of cases, the cause of the person’s epilepsy is not known. Some known causes are:

Infographic showing that in 70% of the causes, the cause of the epilepsy is unknown.

  • Traumatic brain injury or head injury (car accident, sports injury, shaken baby syndrome).
  • Oxygen deprivation (e.g. during childbirth)
  • Brain infections (e.g. meningitis)
  • Brain tumors
  • Other neurologic diseases (e.g. Alzheimer disease)
  • Stroke
  • Genetics
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