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Weegy: The answer is: Epilepsy is a common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures.[1] Some definitions of epilepsy require that seizures be recurrent and unprovoked,[1][2][3] but others require only a single seizure [ combined with brain alterations which increase the chance of future seizures.[4] In many cases a cause cannot be identified; however, factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among others.[5] Epileptic seizures result from abnormal, excessive or hypersynchronous neuronal activity in the brain.[4] About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and nearly 80% of epilepsy occurs in developing countries.[2] Epilepsy becomes more common as people age.[6][7] Onset of new cases occurs most frequently in infants and the elderly.[8] As a consequence of brain surgery, epileptic seizures may occur in recovering patients. Epilepsy is usually controlled, but not cured, with medication. However, over 30% of people with epilepsy do not have seizure control even with the best available medications. Surgery may be considered in difficult cases.[9][10] Not all epilepsy syndromes are lifelong – some forms are confined to particular stages of childhood. Epilepsy should not be understood as a single disorder, but rather as syndromic with vastly divergent symptoms, all involving episodic abnormal electrical activity in the brain and numerous seizures. ]
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Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works.
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