A history of recurrent seizures could be indicative of epilepsy and qualifies for a detailed examination.
A physical examination, inclusive of neuromuscular tests may turn out to be normal in some cases.
An electroencephalograph (EEG) helps to confirm the presence of different types of seizures. An ECG, CT scans or an MRI helps to focus on the lesions causing the seizure.
A physical examination and blood tests are carried out may be done to rule out other temporary and reversible causes of seizures. These tests include:
- Complete blood count
- Blood Glucose
- Blood chemistry
- Kidney function tests
- Liver Function tests
- Tests for infectious diseases
- Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (if necessary)
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