Possible causes of seizures in children include epilepsy, head injuries or diseases, according to Boston Children's Hospital. However, most childhood seizures have no apparent cause and do not create long-lasting problem... More »

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There are six different types of generalized seizures in adults that have a number of symptoms including loss of muscle tone, stiffness and loss of consciousness, reports WebMD. Other symptoms include convulsions and jer... More »

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When an adult experiences a silent seizure, also called an absence seizure, he briefly enters a trance-like state where he is unresponsive and unaware, according to WebMD. Typical absence seizures last less than 30 secon... More »

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Some causes of seizures in older cats are acute poisoning, head injuries, stroke, metabolic disorders and epilepsy, states WebMD. Kidney and liver failure can also cause seizures. Bee sting reactions and fainting related... More »

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According to WebMD, seizures in infants can be caused by epilepsy, head injuries, certain illnesses, lack of oxygen and fever. The effects of seizures can be limited to the area of the brain in which they occur, or they ... More »

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Examples of rare diseases include abetalipoproteinemia, achondroplasia, Eisenmenger syndrome, Kabuki syndrome and mal de debarquement, according to National Organization for Rare Disorders, Mayo Clinic, WebMD and the Bos... More »

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One of the major causes of nocturnal seizures in adults is autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, states Mayo Clinic. This is a rare genetic condition, but people with a parent that has it have a 50 percent ... More »

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