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Viral infection

Hi I’m after a bit of advice or wondering whether anybody has shared a similar experience, my nephew is currently in hospital he is nearly 4 years old and about a week ago he suffered a number of seizures so was admitted into hospital since then he has had countless seizures and the doctors have told us he has epilepsy which has been brought on through his viral infection, our main concern is the seizures don’t seems to be wearing off as he’s having around 10 a day and this is with medication, thanks in advance


Did the doctors ever mention

Did the doctors ever mention the type of viral infection?  Did they say anything about encephalitis?  My seizure are the result of an infections they called encephalitis that I had when I was just six months old.  I think this is one of the more difficult types of epilepsy to control.  He definitely needs to be seen by a neurologist.  And if the seizures continue someone should ask to have it checked by an epilepsy specialist.  Keep track of the seizures and the medications he tries.  This is valuable information for the specialist who could suggest alternative treatments.

Hi Rex_5d4e7c4c7a38b, Thanks

Hi Rex_5d4e7c4c7a38b, Thanks so much for posting, we understand this can be very scary and upsetting to experience. Our new to Epilepsy & Seizure tool kit is a great resource and starting point for learning about epilepsy, what resources are available, how to make the most of doctors' visits, and how to take control of seizures & find self-management tools. Learn more, by visiting: My seizure diary can be used to identify & track seizures, record his medical history, medications, side effects, moods, triggers, or other personal experiences, which can be shared with his healthcare team. To learn more, please visit:  For assistance finding an epilepsy specialist near you, or for a second opinion, please visit:  Additionally, our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000,, can assist in connecting you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.  Or by contacting your local Epilepsy Foundation at: to find support groups, events, and programs in your community.  

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