CDC develops new resources for epilepsy patients, health care providers
Epilepsy is a group of neurological diseases marked by seizures, which can be brief and practically unnoticeable or lead to prolonged periods of vigorous shaking. Those who suffer from epilepsy usually have recurring seizures, which have no diagnosed cause.
The CDC estimates that one out of 100 children between the ages of six and 17 in the nation has had a seizure in the past year. The study took a closer look at factors such as the household income and access to health care of the children and adolescents whose parents reported they had had seizures.
There are more than 30 known types of seizures.
The full study is available online.
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