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Aquagenic Epilepsy: Disease Bioinformatics
Epilepsy is defined as a diverse set of neurological disorders characterized by seizures. These seizures occur due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Factors that may lead to epilepsy include, but are not limited to, brain trauma, gene mutations, strokes, brain cancer, and extensive drug and alcohol use. Seizures occur due to a large release of glutamate, which causes a spread of excitation throughout the brain, which propagates the electrical signal and can lead to neuronal death. Aquagenic epilepsy, otherwise known as hot water epilepsy, is a reflex epilepsy that causes seizures when a patient, most commonly a child, comes in contact with hot water. This form of epilepsy is typically benign and very rare, with most cases found in India and Japan. About 50 million people have epilepsy, with 80% of that population located in developing countries. It is possible to control epilepsy with medicine, but many cases may require surgery in order to relieve symptoms.
Aquagenic Epilepsy Bioinformatics Tool
Laverne is a handy bioinformatics tool to help facilitate scientific exploration of related genes, diseases and pathways based on co-citations. Explore more on Aquagenic Epilepsy below!
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Alternate NamesAquagenic Epilepsy is also known as Bathing Epilepsy.