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Defining Iodiopathic and Symptomatic Epilepsy

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My test results said I have a significant latency in wave v (right ear). I originally went for ear infections and ended up having abr.

I have also been having tremors on my entire left side of my body (postural) and have started having full body tremors at night about once a week. My body getts stiff then shakes.

Anyone hear of this? Anything like this? My father died of an aneurysm and am wondering if it could be related to something like that.


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replied February 7th, 2006
Epilepsy Answer A285
The symptoms that you describe are classic symptoms of epilepsy. Vascular aneurisms and malformations must be confirmed by a CT-scan, an MRI and an arteriography before you can be diagnosed. You can follow up with a neurologist in order to confirm or exclude diagnoses.

Epilepsy can remain unexplained ("idiopathic", primary epilepsy) or can be identified ("symptomatic", secondary epilepsy). Primary epilepsy is probably genetically conditioned. Secondary epilepsy can be caused by disorders of the brain: tumors, infarcts, hemorrhage, parasites, inflammations, traumas, aneurisms, malformations… Intra-cerebral vascular aneurisms or artery-venous malformations can also cause secondary epilepsy, but are most dangerous when they cause intra-cerebral hemorrhage.
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