What causes seizures? 53 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite i...

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The Plague

The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. Sometimes referred to as the "black plague," the disease is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animal...

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Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder. With MSUD, the body cannot break down certain amino acids. Individuals who have the disease produce urine that has a distinctive maple syru...

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Rabies

Rabies-the word probably brings to mind an enraged animal frothing at the mouth. Unfortunately, an encounter with an infected animal can result in a painful, life-threatening condition and even death. According to th...

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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs is a disease of the central nervous system; it is a neurodegenerative disorder. Tay-Sachs most commonly affects infants. In infants, it is a progressive disease that is unfortunately always fatal. Rarely...

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Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An overdose happens when you take too much of a drug. Whether intentional or accidental, drug overdoses can be life threatening. Adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when a person has taken too much of a certain typ...

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Acetaminophen Overdose

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is also called "paracetamol" and may be labeled APAP on prescription medications.It i...

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Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that interferes with the formation of the corpus collusum, the connector between two hemispheres of the brain. Medical researchers do not believe that the disorder is passe...

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Adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) refers to several different inherited conditions that affect the nervous system and adrenal glands. Other names for it are adrenomyeloneuropathy, childhood cerebral ALD, and Schilder-Addiso...

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Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A generalized tonic-clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure, is a disturbance in the functioning of both sides of your brain. This disturbance sends out electrical signals to your muscles, nerves, o...

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Skull Fractures

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone , also known as the skull. There are many types of skull fractures, but only one cause: an impact or a blow to the head that is strong enough to break the bone. Th...

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. Characterized by a high fever and jaundice, it is most prevalent in certain parts of Africa and South America. The disease is no...

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Malignant Hypertension (Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis)

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that affects one in three Americans. High blood pressure is diagnosed if your blood pressure is over 120 systolic and/or 80 diasto

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