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It's Epilepsy Awareness Month! Learn more about how epilepsy affects kids.

The term epilepsy is a broad term used for conditions that affect the brain and cause recurring seizures. More than 450,000 children have epilepsy in the United States Picture a school with 1,000 students—that means at least 6 students would have epilepsy.

A CDC study showed that students aged 6–17 years with epilepsy were more likely to miss 11 or more days of school in the past year compared with students who had health concerns other than epilepsy. Also, students with epilepsy were found to be more likely to have difficulties in school, use special education services, and have activity limitations such as less participation in sports or clubs.

Experts don't know what causes epilepsy in all cases. We do know that it's very important to get appropriate medical care to control seizures. Uncontrolled seizures can:

  • Cause other health problems to develop.
  • Lead to injuries.
  • Increase the risk of death.

Parents can:

Learn more about epilepsy from the CDC Epilepsy Program.

 

 

CURE For questions, please contact the CURE office, 312.255.1801, or email info@cureepilepsy.org.

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