Epilepsy is a medical condition manifested by recurrent seizures. There are several different types of seizures that can be manifest in the pediatric age group.
Some of the common types are described below.
- Generalized tonic clonic seizures (Grand mal seizures)
- Partial seizures
- Absence seizures
During childhood however, there are several other conditions that may be mistaken for seizures. Some of the common entities that are misdiagnosed as seizures include:
- Breath holding spells
- Psychological conditions
- Staring spells due to inattention