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Old 11-01-2002, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Seizures and epilepsy

One thing I am confused about. I went to a doctor out of town last year for a sinus infection and I was telling him what medications I am on(Dilantin).

He said that just because you have seizures doesn't mean you have epilepsy, that you could just have seizure disorder. I thought that is what epilepsy was, when you have seizures.

Can someone please explain this to me?
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Old 11-01-2002, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hi kelgarv,

I found a little info yesterday that might help a little bit..

What is the difference between seizures and epilepsy?
Seizures are a symptom of epilepsy. They occur when a group of brain cells — which normally discharge in a chaotic or random manner — suddenly discharge together in rhythmic bursts. Epilepsy describes a state in which a group of abnormal brain cells, scar tissue, malformation, or other underlying condition makes the brain susceptible to periodic or recurring rhythmic bursts of electrical energy.

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Old 11-22-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks koko

 
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