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Short answer Epilepsy is a disorder confined to the brain. Background Terminology is crucial in this question. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) defines epilepsy as a disorder of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of ...


Epilepsy is a brain disorder caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is what often produces seizures. Focal epilepsy just involves part of the brain, while generalized epilepsy cannot be localized to a specific part. A focal epilepsy could therefore not be caused by a spinal cord lesion. Some conditions also affecting the spinal cord may ...

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