Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Epilepsy occurs in all races and ethnicities, and it affects males and females equally. The incidence is approximately 1 in every 100 to 300 persons. Although epilepsy can occur in any age group, usually the onset is before the age of 20. Different age groups have distinct associated causes. In newborns up until 6 months of age, seizures are generally caused by birth trauma or metabolic disturbances, such as hypoxemia, hypoglycemia, and hypocalcemia. In children from 6 months to 5 years of age, etiology is related to febrile episodes or metabolic disturbances such as hyponatremia or hypernatremia, hypoglycemia, or hypocalcemia. In the 5- to 20-year-old group, seizures are primarily idiopathic (50%). In adults from 20 to 50 years of age, a new onset of seizures is almost exclusively caused by trauma or tumors. In older adults, seizures are generally caused by vascular disease and cardiac dysrhythmias. Ethnicity and race have no known effects on the risk for epilepsy.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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