Donald Olson, MD

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Is It a Seizure? Differentiating Epileptic Seizures from Nonepileptic Events

May 11, 2011

Early differentiation of epileptic from nonepileptic seizures is important. Clues that suggest epilepsy are a history of febrile seizures (particularly if prolonged), past brain injury from trauma or infection, and epilepsy in first-degree relatives.