Causes of Epilepsy Symptomatic Epilepsy Residual epilepsy


e.g. caused by lack of oxygen during birth, or brain damage
Process epilepsy


e.g. caused by a brain tumour or a metabolic disorder
Cryptogenic Epilepsy
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Epilepsy with an unknown cause:


it is not possible to find the cause of about 30% of all cases of epilepsy
Idiopathic Epilepsy
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Genetic epilepsy



mainly a result of the patient's disposition to epilepsy
Deutsches Epilepsiemuseum Kork
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