Re: 2 year old - night terror or epilepsy???? please help
Continue to keep detailed notes like this. If it happens again bring the child in to be examined. The item that helps is when parents are able to provide details of the episodes, how long, what happens, body actions (bladder?), eyes etc. That information is VERY helpful rather than coming in with a blank page.
Best of luck.
As for inherited epilepsy, It does exist, it is about 1% of the epilepsy community. It TENDS to be passed more commonly from the maternal side than the fraternal. So if the mother and her mother BOTH had epilepsy, there is a CHANCE that it could have been passed down through genetics to the child. Best way to try and tell if it is the inherited epilepsy is look at the family tree's and see if epilepsy exists in the family past and relatives.
In families that carry Inherited Epilepsy, births of twins increase the odds for it (epilepsy) to occur in those children.
The one part of that I have NOT heard of is if it can come about by genetic mutation. The research into inherited Epilepsy is still considered somewhat new. So there is a lot more that can be done pending funding.