What causes seizures? 77 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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Encephalopathy

Encephalopathy is a general term describing a disease that affects the function or structure of your brain. There are many types of encephalopathy and brain disease. Some types are permanent and some are temporary. Som...

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Kidney Failure

Your kidneys are a pair of organs located toward your lower back of the body, on either side of the spine. Your kidneys' main function is to act as a filtration system for your blood and to remove toxins from you...

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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Enzymes are proteins that help break down (metabolize) substances in the body. If certain enzymes are not present, the body will be unable to metabolize a substance. If the substance remains in the body, it may buil...

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a complex condition in which a buildup of broken-down blood cells leads to serious kidney damage. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract (your stomach and intestines) are the mos...

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Krabbe Disease

Krabbe disease is a rare and usually deadly disorder of the nervous system. It is an inherited genetic disease, which means that it is passed down in families. People with Krabbe disease are not able to create enough o...

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Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is an inherited neurological disorder. It causes issues with movement. A rare disease, it is a serious condition that worsens over time. HSD can be fatal.HSD, sometimes referred to a...

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Acute Mountain Sickness

Hikers, skiers and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness, also referred to as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 fee...

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Meningeal Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease that typically affects the lungs. TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. If a TB infection is not treated promptly, the bacterium can trave...

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Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood. Calcium performs important functions, such as helping to keep your bones healthy. However, too much of it can cause problems. Hypercalcemi...

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Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases that are passed down genetically. These diseases cause damage and weakness to muscles over time. This damage and weakness is caused by the lack of a protein calle...

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Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a long-term infection that causes sores, or abscesses, in the body's soft tissues. Actinomycosis is usually found in the mouth, nose, throat, lungs, stomach, or intestines. It rarely appears elsewher...

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Syphilitic Meningitis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Left untreated, it can lead to meningitis. This is an infection of the layers of tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. Syphilitic meningitis is also calle...

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Diabetic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is a potentially life-threatening condition involving extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels. According to Medscape, any illness that causes dehydration or reduced insuli...

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Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic condition. Sometimes called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), the disorder causes noncancerous (benign) tumors to grow in the brain and other vital organs, and on the skin...

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Gaucher's Disease

Gaucher disease is an inherited condition in which your body does not store fatty materials (called lipids ) correctly. Fatty substances can build up around your vital organs, including your liver, spleen, lungs, bones...

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Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...

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Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a collection (or mass) of abnormal cells in the brain. The skull is very rigid and the brain is enclosed, so any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can b...

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