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What causes sudden seizures in an elderly person?

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Posted on Sat, 6 Aug 2016
Question: I am a 63 year old woman. Am a staph carrier and have a few active lesions. Last night I had a seizure that lasted 10 seconds. I also a very sensitive to bright and had been outside in bright light just before the seizure. I was very tired from driving in heavy traffic for 6 hours. Could any of this have been the reason for the seizure? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Bruno Mascarenhas (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Bright Light, Staph Lesions , Tiredness Can Precipitate Seizures

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas, and I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand that you are a Staph Carrier and had a seizure that lasted 10 seconds after you had been outside in bright light just before the seizure.

Bright Light, Sparkling Lights etc are well documented to produce seizure
Staph Lesions in Brain can produce Seizures
Tiredness also can precipitate Seizures

To move forward, You need to undergo
1. Clinical Examination
2. Fundus Examination
3. Radiological Evaluation

You also need to take
1. Prophylactic Anti Epilepsy Medications

I would request you to kindly consult a Neurosurgeon at the earliest for Proper Evaluation and Treatment

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Take care.

-oOo-

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PS 2 : In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly in HealthCareMagic at http://bit.ly/askdrbruno
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What causes sudden seizures in an elderly person?

Brief Answer: Bright Light, Staph Lesions , Tiredness Can Precipitate Seizures Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas, and I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand that you are a Staph Carrier and had a seizure that lasted 10 seconds after you had been outside in bright light just before the seizure. Bright Light, Sparkling Lights etc are well documented to produce seizure Staph Lesions in Brain can produce Seizures Tiredness also can precipitate Seizures To move forward, You need to undergo 1. Clinical Examination 2. Fundus Examination 3. Radiological Evaluation You also need to take 1. Prophylactic Anti Epilepsy Medications I would request you to kindly consult a Neurosurgeon at the earliest for Proper Evaluation and Treatment Hope you found the answer helpful. If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions. Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care. -oOo- PS 1 : After all your doubts have been cleared, kindly (a) Close this Question (b) Rate my Replies and (c) Give your Feedback. PS 2 : In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly in HealthCareMagic at http://bit.ly/askdrbruno