Frequent causes of child epilepsy with regard of the age

Children together with elderly people are more likely to suffer epilepsy.

Here are the most common causes of this disease according to child age:


Newborn babies up to three months old:

  • Malformations in the brain development 
  • Strokes
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Perinatal asphyxia


From 3 months to 4 years old:

  • Genetic epilepsy
  • Malformations
  • Benign Brain Tumor


From 4 years old to early adolescence:

  • Benign epilepsies of genetic origin
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy


From 10 years old to the end of adolescence:

  • Partial epilepsy caused by a head trauma
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy cause by vascular malformations