Causes of Epilepsy
Epilepsy has many different causes. About half of people with epilepsy have an unknown cause.
Infection is probably the most common cause of epilepsy worldwide. If there is proof of a brain infection that leads to seizures, this is considered an infectious cause of epilepsy.Learn about brain infections diagnosis and treatment
Your immune system protects your body from foreign substances and other things that could hurt it. Autoimmune epilepsy (AE) is caused by a change in your body’s immune function.Learn about autoimmune epilepsy diagnosis and treatment
Some types of epilepsy run in families, passed down from one generation to the next. Other types of epilepsy may be from genetic changes that you inherited and are happening for the first time.Learn more about the different genetic causes of epilepsy
Your body contains enzymes that are responsible for processing the food you eat. If there is a problem in one of these enzymes, this can lead to issues breaking down food or making the energy your body needs to function.Learn about metabolic epilepsy diagnosis and treatment
There are certain abnormal structures in the brain that can increase the risk of seizures. This might be something you are born with or develop later in life. Most structural causes can be seen on imaging of the brain with an MRI.Learn about structural epilepsy diagnosis and treatment
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