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Facts about epilepsy:
- About 200,000 people experience a seizure for the first time each year in the US.
- There are about 120,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed every year in the US.
- As many as 1 in 10 adults will have a seizure at some time during their life
- More than 3 million people in the US have some form of epilepsy.
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PubMed Epilepsy References
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- Kinsman SL, Vining EP, Quaskey SA, Mellits D, Freeman JM. Efficacy of the ketogenic diet for intractable seizure disorders: review of 58 cases. Epilepsia. 1992 Nov-Dec;33(6):1132-6. 
- Pearl PL, Bennett HD, Khademian Z. Seizures and metabolic disease. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2005 Mar;5(2):127-33. 
- Posner EB, Mohamed K, Marson AG. A systematic review of treatment of typical absence seizures in children and adolescents with ethosuximide, sodium valproate or lamotrigine. Seizure. 2005 Mar;14(2):117-22.