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Learning disability is a common problem encountered by about 5-10% of school children. It could be divided into general or specific learning disabilities. Other terms used for learning disabilities include intellectual disabilities, mental retardation (in USA) and learning difficulties (in UK). It is twice more common in boys than girls. …

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Meningitis

What is meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining of the brain. It is almost always caused by germs (bacteria, viruses, tuberculous and others). The bacteria that most often cause meningitis in children are of the species Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitides. More than 90% …

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Cerebral Palsi

Memahami Penyakit Cerebral Palsi (CP) Cerebral Palsi (CP) adalah gangguan kebolehan mengawal kedudukan dan pengaktifan badan disebabkan kerosakan pada otak yang sedang berkembang. CP bukan merupakan sejenis penyakit yang tidak bersifat progresif (semakin memburuk). CP terjadi pada 1-2 daripada 1,000 bayi, tetapi lebih 10 kali sering melibatkan bayi pramatang dan …

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Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy (CP) Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of movement and posture due to an insult/damage to the developing brain. CP is a static and non-progressive disorder. CP occurs in 1-2 of every 2000 babies born and is 10 times more frequent in babies who are born premature …

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Getting Help

Consult your local general practitioner or child specialist Societies and Associations : Persatuan Epilepsy Malaysia c/o Jabatan Neurologi Hospital Kuala Lumpur 50586 Kuala Lumpur Tel : 03-2615 5555 ext. 5054 Malaysian Society of Neurosciences Lot 9 Jalan 26/1, Section 26 Kawasan Perindustrian Hicom 40400 Shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA …

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Living with Epilepsy

Day-to-day living of children with epilepsy can be greatly altered with the presence of their disease or condition. This may pose a lot of stress on the children as well as on their carers. However, the quality of lives of these children and the risk of the epilepsy affecting their …

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Treating Epilepsy

Children with epilepsy will need treatment if the seizures are frequent or disabling. Your child may need either one of the following: Medications for epilepsy Surgery Alternative treatments Medications for epilepsy Medications are effective in treating most children with epilepsy. These need to be taken daily until the children outgrow …

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First Aid During a Seizure

First aid care may be required if the child has a violent or vigorous convulsive seizures. In such a seizure, the child rapidly loses awareness, and develops violent stiffening followed by vigorous jerking of the limbs. Children rarely die from a seizure. A single seizure is not life threatening. There …

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How Doctors Diagnose Epilepsy?

Getting a description of the seizures A detailed account of the event is the first steps towards deciding whether a child has epilepsy. A good description of the event may allow the doctor to confidently make a decision on whether the event was a seizure or not, and whether the …

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Understanding seizures & epilepsy

Funny turns, faints and seizures A seizure, convulsion or a fit is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain that may result in a change of behaviour or activity in a child. These may show itself in either one of the following ways: A blank spell. A period …

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