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  • Side Effects Of The Drug
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    1. Since this child had a fever, the child probably experienced a febrile seizure. A febrile seizure occurs when a child rapidly develops a high fever. These types of seizure are more likely to occur in children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years of age. The nurse may want to assess what is causing the child's fever. If the healthcare providers can figure out if the child has an infection going on, they can explain to the mother what she needs to do to get her child well, and that her child...
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
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    Epilepsy is a very common disorder and the international researches and surveys shows that 1 adult from 200 people suffers by epilepsy. There are several forms of epilepsy and every form causes another epileptic attack. Epilepsy is spread world wide, but it is a fact that this disorder is not well understood. Epilepsy strikes whomever at any age and it is not true, as many sources indicates, that epilepsy strikes children only. This disorder can not be genetically caught from a family member and...
  • Fear Of Possible Seizure Child
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    Epilepsy in Children Schuyler Wilson Nursing Care Through the Lifespan June 28, 2005 Epilepsy is the name for a condition of recurrent seizures where no underlying cause can be determined. Seizures occur as a result of abrupt, explosive, unorganized discharges of cerebral neurons. This causes a sudden alteration in brain function involving sensory, motor, autonomic and / or psychic clinical manifestations. Epilepsy can be a result of other conditions including: SS Genetic predisposition Brain tu...
  • Their Seizures With Medication
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    EPILEPSY: A DISORDER IN WHICH NERVE CELLS OF THE BRAIN FROM TIME TO TIME RELEASE ABNORMAL ELECTRICAL IMPULSES. Epilepsy can happen to anyone of any age. The largest (47%) percent of people, developing epilepsy for the first time, being children from birth to nine years of age. The next largest age group would be ten year olds to nineteen year olds at 30%. The least amount of first time seizures comes from the forty plus age group. (According to EFA publications) Over 2.5 million people suffer fr...
  • Grand Mal Seizures
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    Epilepsy In this report I plan to give a general overview of what epilepsy is. I will try to give examples and types of seizures, treatments, and in general some insight into the whole subject matter. Many people regard epileptic seizures as a disease while, in fact, they are not. A disease rather is more an illness, which tends to imply sickness and being in poor health. Since epilepsy certainly is not that I don t think it has any reference or relativity to the term disease. Since there really...
  • Seizures To Problems In The Brain
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    Epilepsy is a neurological condition, which is characterized by repeated convulsions or seizures. There is no known cure to this condition however it is treatable through medical therapy or through surgical treatment. Epilepsy is the earliest recorded brain disorder. People with epilepsy have been feared and isolated by society throughout history. Ancient Greeks thought people with epilepsy had mystical powers. Romans treated people with epilepsy as lepers and outcasts. Other theorists believed ...
  • Generalized Seizure The Entire Brain
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    At least one person in every two hundred has epilepsy. A chronic disorder in which nerve cells of the brain from time to time release electrical impulses, causing a temporary malfunction of the nerve cells of the brain. This sudden disturbance in the nerve cells causes seizures. A very old disease mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi, epilepsy is also the subject of the earliest of scientific work to survive, The Sacred Disease, attributed to the Greek Hippocrates. The most prominent feature of ep...
  • Partial Seizures
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    What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition affecting people of all ages. Today there is estimated to be about 350,000 people with epilepsy. The condition occurs in all ages, races and social classes. Most cases develop during infancy or by late adolescence. Yet today the degree of epilepsy is not fully understood. Researchers say the fallowing are leading causes of the condition; damage to blood vessels, inherited, trauma, tumors, degeneration, infections, and u...

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