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What is benign focal childhood epilepsy?

Benign focal childhood epilepsy is a term for a collection of idiopathic seizure syndromes that occur in developmentally and neurologically normal children. What this means is that these are seizures of unknown cause in children without developmental or neurological abnormalities. These seizures do not cause significant issues or complications and will disappear prior to adulthood. These are different than seizures of symptomatic epilepsy, which is epilepsy caused by neurological or developmental disease.

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