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Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 3rd, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Sudden unregulated electrical discharge within the gray matter of the cortex that temporarily interrupts normal brain activity b. Genetics plays a role in some cases. c. May be idiopathic or acquired i. Idiopathic: In approximately 75% of all seizures, which includes epilepsy, no cause is identified (Fagley, 2007). ii. Acquired: Possible causes include acidosis, electrolyte imbalances, ...

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