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Epilepsy is a condition where abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures for no other obvious medical reason. About 0.6 percent of children up to age 17 have active epilepsy. The condition affects each child differently:
Epilepsy can be treated with medicines and surgery. Children with more severe epilepsy may benefit from a vagal nerve stimulator. This pacemaker like device controls signals along the vagus nerve in the neck to reduce and control seizures.
MEG is the latest advanced technology implementation at Arkansas Children's. MEG is a non-invasive procedure to study human brain activity.
Nine steps to take if your child starts to have a seizure with shaking or jerking lasting longer than a few seconds.
If your child has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, there is a chance that your child could lose consciousness during a seizure, so there could be certain circumstances and activities that should be avoided or closely monitored.
Kids may suffer from occasional headaches, but tension, migraine and chronic headaches are cause for concern.
Learn how epilepsy treatments at Arkansas Children’s helped stop Rikesh’s seizures.
Experts at Arkansas Children’s diagnosed 7-year-old Kelley with a rare neurological disorder. Read her story of a healthier tomorrow.