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What are the common causes of epilepsy?
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(1) Congenital diseases: such as chromosomal abnormalities, genetic metabolic disorders, brain malformations and congenital hydrocephalus.
(2) Brain injury: Craniocerebral birth injury is a common cause of symptomatic epilepsy in infancy. Contusion, hemorrhage and ischemia can also cause local brain tissue to soften and become epileptic focus in the future. Adults have more epilepsy.
(3) Infection: epilepsy can be caused by acute hyperemia, edema, toxin influence and exudate in the blood of various encephalitis, meningitis and brain abscess. Scars and adhesions formed after recovery may also become epileptic foci. Parasitic diseases such as cerebral schistosomiasis and cerebral cysticercosis often cause epilepsy.
(4) Poisoning: lead, mercury, carbon monoxide, ethanol and other poisoning, as well as systemic diseases, such as hepatic encephalopathy, hypertension syndrome, acute nephritis, uremia, etc., can produce seizures.
(5) Intracranial tumor: in patients with epilepsy after 30 years old, brain tumor is a common cause except brain injury, especially slow-growing oligodendroglioma, meningioma, astrocytoma, etc.
(6) Cerebrovascular disease: in addition to vascular malformation, the age of epileptic attack is younger, cerebrovascular epilepsy is more common in the elderly. Both hemorrhagic and ischemic cerebrovascular diseases can cause epilepsy.
(7) Nutritional and metabolic diseases: hypoglycemia, diabetic coma, hyperthyroidism, vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to seizures.
(8) Degenerative diseases, such as tuberous sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, are often accompanied by seizures.