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Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Epilepsy 

Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Epilepsy
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Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Epilepsy
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Katherine H. Noe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0040
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date: 20 October 2019

About 10% of people in the United States have 1 seizure in their lifetime; less than 4% have recurrent seizures or epilepsy. Currently, more than 2 million people in the United States have epilepsy, one of the most common neurologic disorders. Seizures can develop at any age, but the most common times are childhood and after age 60. The greatest incidence is in elderly patients.

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