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Metabolic causes

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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Metabolic causes of seizures include:

  • anoxia
  • hypoglycaemia
  • hypocalcaemia
  • electrolyte imbalance:
    • water intoxication
    • hyponatraemia
  • alkalosis
  • uraemia
  • hepatic coma
  • lipidoses:
    • Tay-Sachs
  • menstruation (catamenial epilepsy)

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