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My friends daughter has started having convulsions, he said

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My friends daughter has started having convulsions, he said one day they were bike riding and the next day is started happening. She is hospitalised. I guess I am a little worried but what can cause that
Hi--do you have any details at all as to what exactly happened? How old is she and do you know if she has any medical conditions?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I don't know, I think she is 4 years old, not aware of any medical conditions. What are the general causes for convulsions in kids?

in other words she seemed to have an epileptic seizure?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

she is my friends daughter, so I don't know all the details, he said convulsions, so I imagine that is what is meant

Well, in a child that age, it could be the first sign of epilepsy and not have a specific cause. She needs an MRI of the brain and an EEG to look for an epileptic focus, and sometime it can be from a brain tumor, a previous head injury, even a hemorrhagic stroke. There are, of course, febrile seizures in kids and those aren't too serious. Possibly it could be from very low blood sugar or from electrolyte imbalance. I really can't tell you anything more specific without any more information, but that isn't your fault.
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