Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that makes people have seizures for no reason. DOK SINDOnews’ photo
Quoted from the Hopkins Medicine website, the brain is composed of nerve cells that communicate with each other through electrical activity. In this case, a seizure occurs when a part of the brain experiences an abnormal burst of electrical signals and interferes with normal brain signals. When a child has multiple seizures for no reason, it can be diagnosed as epilepsy.
Launching from Medical News Today, epilepsy is common in children. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that afflicts nearly 3 million people in the United States, including among them the age of children. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that two-thirds of these children will recover by the time they reach their teens.
Epilepsy affects children differently. Depending on their age, previous medical history, to the type of seizure experienced. According to the type of seizures are divided into two. Namely generalized seizures and focal seizures.
Focal seizures affect only one side of the brain. While generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain and can cause loss of consciousness.
If a child shows certain signs and symptoms, a doctor can diagnose them with childhood epilepsy syndrome. Here are some of them:
-Rolandik Benign Epilepsy
This syndrome usually occurs at the age of 3-10 years. In this condition, children may have focal seizures at night. Sometimes it occurs when the child is sleeping by displaying twitching characteristics of the face and tongue.