Posted by: Miri | 2009-07-20


is it true that if you have a very hard blow to the head as a child i.e. maybe fall off a tall building, you could later in life develop epilepsy because of this blow to the head? or is there no relation whatsoever? if not what then are the possible causes of develop epilepsy? besides epilepsy what risks are there to a 2yrs old falling and constantly knocking its head?


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Dear Miri
Some head injuries can lead to epilepsy in later life, but not always. Toddlers tend to fall a lot and bump their heads and most of them have nothing to show for it in later life. A head injury that causes loss of consciousness, disorientation, vomiting and neurological abnormalities is more likely to cause serious damage.
Dr Bets

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