Can epilepsy be caused by a head injury?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
Epilepsy may also occur in 2 to 5 percent of all people who sustain a head injury. It is difficult to predict the outcome of a head injury in the first hours, days or weeks.  The outcome may remain unknown for many months or even years.

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