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Do other conditions mimic epilepsy?

There are other conditions that include seizures which may resemble epileptic seizures. Those include sleep apnea, panic attacks, hypoglycemia, abnormal heart rhythm and fainting.

Alcoholics and drug addicts also can experience a seizure from substance abuse.

A sizable number of infants and small children also experience febrile seizures as a result of a high fever, but they generally do not develop epilepsy.

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