Seizures are mysterious. They’re hard to predict and they can’t be seen, except with special tests of the brain. So, what causes seizures?
Infantile spasms are a medical emergency. Immediate treatment is critical because many children go on to develop other forms of epilepsy.
Meet Mareena, a 9-year-old living a life free of seizures after undergoing epilepsy surgery at the CHOC Neuroscience Institute.
Ian began sleepwalking as a toddler, which turned out to be seizures. Thanks to testing and epilepsy surgery at CHOC, he is now seizure free.
Meet Kathy, a member of the CHOC Family Advisory Council, who stands ready to help a fellow parent of a child contending with epilepsy.
CHOC wants its patients and families to get to know its specialists. Today, meet Dr. Andrew Mower, a pediatric neurologist.
Some children with epilepsy may benefit from a special way of eating called the ketogenic diet, which can help minimize seizures.
Stephen shares more about life with epilepsy is like, and what advice he would offer a newly diagnosed patient.
Anti-seizure medications weren’t helping Kara, hospital visits were frequent, and tantrums continued. Something more needed to be done.