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Does my daughter need medication for seizures?

my daughter 11 yrs had mild seizure on 31st night. After that she is perfectally alright ang attending school. She had fever from 25-26 and down fever from 27-31. What could be the reasons of seizure. After EEG report doctor has started oxetol for one month. Does she really need medication for this? How long she has to take? What are the side effects? Any chances of reocurrence of seizure.
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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From the information it looks to me like it is first episode of seizures in her. If some has seizures post infection one has to consider the possibility of Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. MRI of the brain with contrast can diagnose this problem. If MRI is negative other possibilities in her are benign childhood epilepsy probably precipitated by fever. EEG done in sleep can in most instances confirms the diagnosis. If EEG and MRI is normal I personally feel medications are not required at this point of time. Keep her under observation and consider the option of medicines if seizure recurs.


Dr Shiva Kumar R
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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