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Are there long-term effects for seizures that are of a longer duration?

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In general, we believe that seizures of short duration are not associated with long-term sequellae. Twenty minutes is considered a borderline time, with 30 minutes considered status that has a higher incidence of problems. Unless the seizures are often and prolonged, it usually does not cause any long-term effects

EK/TK 7-13-10

SEE ALSO: Seizure Auras,
Seizure Medication, 
, Seizure Onset Age

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