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Structural Epilepsy

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    October 31, 2017 7:30 AM EDT

    Question submitted by the audience in our recent webinar: What’s Feeding Those Seizures? An Update On Refractory Canine Epilepsy And The Potential Link to Gastrointestinal Health:

    Dr. Muñana said that encephalitis comes under Structural Epilepsy.  Our neurologist says my dog has autoimmune encephalitis / meningitis, but she doesn’t call it epilepsy. Rather, the diagnosis says secondary seizures.   Would you put that in the category of Structural Epilepsy? 

     

    Answer by: Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology):

    Yes, this would be considered structural epilepsy. The seizures are secondary to the encephalitis.