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Are seizures hereditary?

Dear Dr, my son have Jacksonian left sided seizures since he was 19 months old. He is 3.5 yrs old now. He had seizure attack 4 times since then. He is on Keppra n Trioptal medication... since last year may he is fine with the medications. My hubby who is 34yr old now, had 1 attack of seizure in last november. My question is is seizures hereditary? If we have another child, will that child also tends to get the seizure? If so means how much percentage of chances are there the other child also getting the seizures? Please waiting for the reply...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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Seizures are hereditary in about 50% of cases. Another child also would have a higher chance of getting seizures. The exact percentage can not be predicted.

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