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Risk of having another seizure in a 9 y.o who had a generalised toic clonic seizure and all her investigations were normal (risk in the next 5 years)?


Don't know the exact number. But there's risk of developing epilepsy, next 5 years -she goes into puberty- so, I guess , great chance it'll repeat itself


None ! No work-up. If all the work-up are negative, no chance of another seizure ??? (I don't really know but in adult medicine, stress seizure no need to work up)

40 year old executive woman up all night and drank a lot of coffee and had a generalized seizure, no need to do work-up. The seizure is due to stress, coffee and stayed up all night.

Isolated one single seizure due to high temp and fever do not need work up and will not occur.


But this is generalized tonic-clonic seizure in kid after 5 yo. She grew out of fever seizures, she doesn't have meds or environmental factors (eg coffein abuse), no ischemic seizures(too young)- could it be first presentation of epilepsy???


risk of having another seizure is 15%


thanks msyamp. and i agree with rasul. it could be the first presentation of epilepsy.

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