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If one child has epilepsy, will siblings be likely to have it?

If a child has epilepsy the risk of siblings having epilepsy is higher, if they are identical twins, and if the epilepsy was diagnosed before the age of 15. It is also more common with generalized idiopathic epilepsy syndromes.

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