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My otherwise healthy, strong 21 yr. old son has had 2 seizures

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my otherwise healthy, strong 21 yr. old son has had 2 seizures over 30 days where he does not lose consciousness but is fatigued afterwards. His MRI results came today: he has some fluid in his "skull" as well as swelling in his lymph nodes throughout his body. the dr. said it wasn't a tumor and not serious/life threatening but should see a neurosurgeon. this does not make sense to me - no named condition. please tell me what you can with this information.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.
The exact cause of the seizures seem to remain uncertain here. I think it sounds that he needs further follow up with a neurologist as next step. He seems to need a spinal tap and testing of the opening pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. If he has too high of pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid then that may cause a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. That is more often treated medically with a diuretic though.
Certain conditions may call for need for a shunt. I can't imagine that not being discussed with you however.
Atypical infections may need to be ruled out. Some infections could cause inflammation of the brain and could be a cause of seizures
The diffuse enlarged lymph nodes may be associated with certain infections or blood disorders. He may warrant more testing it is sounding more to me...
A PET scan of the brain might be a consideration for certain type problems..( that test identifies areas of increased metabolic activity...)
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Anthony Bray MD