Known Causes of Epilepsy

Epilepsy results from abnormal activities in the brain and can affect any area of the brain.

This abnormal activity could result from:

  • Genetic changes that are inherited
  • Trauma or injury to head
  • Medical conditions that affect the brain, for example, brain tumor or stroke
  • Infectious diseases of the brain such as meningitis
  • Damage or injury to the brain during birth
  • Developmental disorders of the brain such as autism