How does the type of pediatric first seizure affect treatment decisions?

Updated: Aug 16, 2018
  • Author: Shelley R Waite, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Identification of the underlying seizure etiology helps to identify appropriate treatment options and the prognosis for the child. In evaluating the child after a first seizure, the first consideration should be determining if the seizure was provoked or unprovoked. In the case of provoked seizures, treatment should include identifying and treating the underlying etiology.


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