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What could be the reason for repeatedly occurring fits ?

My son, 12 yrs old had fits for the first time during his sleep on 17th march 2012, just before his annual exams, he was unconsious for about 5 min. he was gazing straight, and legs pulling (right leg more), then again the second time on April 9th during sleep, but this time he regained consiousness in 2 min, he complained of headache and dizziiness, then I consulted my pediatrician and i was directed to CMC, Vellore. there they order for Na, Ca blood test and EEG , and asked to bring him to casuallty the next time he gets the seizure , on 15th april at 4am he once again got fits and i rushed him to CMC pediatric casuality, they gave dialitin every 12 hrs, they order for CT scan, it was found that CT scan, EEG, Blood test , creatine test were all normal. They gave Eptoin to be taken morning and night and for one month and sent us home. what is the problem with my son?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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Dear Friend

I have gone through details about your son's condition. As per description he has epilepsy with no identifiable cause i.e. idiopathic generalised epilepsy. In view of frequent attacks, he requires antiepileptic drug, e.g. eptoin, to be taken regularly for 2-3 years under medical supervision.

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