Seizure Disorder in Sports

A seizure is a common, serious neurological event affecting approximately 10% of individuals during their lifetimes. Each year, an estimated 300,000 individuals in the United States, including 120,000 children and adolescents, will experience their first seizure. Team doctors and coaches should be familiar with caring for an athlete who has a seizure during an event. While athletic participation is generally encouraged for individuals who have had a single seizure or diagnosis of epilepsy, many factors are considered. This entry discusses recent guides ...

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