Physician resources: First unprovoked seizure
- In newborns and infants: Birth trauma, congenital problems, fever, or metabolic or chemical imbalances in the body.
- In children, adolescents and young adults: Alcohol or drugs, trauma to the head or infection.
- Other possible causes of seizures may include: Brain tumor, neurological problems, drug withdrawal or medications.
For more information about the evaluation and treatment of a first, unprovoked seizure in a child or adolescent, click the links below:
- Practice parameter: Treatment of a child with a first, unprovoked seizure. (American Academy of Neurology)
- Practice parameter: Evaluating a first, nonfebrile seizure in children. (American Academy of Neurology)