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Seizure Disorder Incidence

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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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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