The association between pulmonary disorders and epilepsy is bidirectional: Seizures can cause respiratory abnormalities, and primary respiratory dysfunction can cause seizures.

Consequently, the following pages are divided into two groups:

Seizure disorders affecting respiration

Primary respiratory dysfunction affecting seizure disorders

Authored by: JP Sepkuty | PW Kaplan | Steven C. Schachter, MD on 4/2004
Reviewed by: Steven C. Schachter, MD on 4/2004