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From Shoreline, Washington, USA:

What causes hyperglycemic seizures?

My daughter was diagnosed with right lateral mesial sclerosis condition and I feel it may have a factor in causing hyperglycemic seizures. She has had these mystery seizures for less than a year and then they stopped. Has anyone in the medical community ever heard of this happening to a child? She's had the full work up and I can't get any answers.

I get accused of MSBP (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy), but the child's condition worsened instead of improved when away from me. My daughter had multiloculated cystic lesions which necessitated surgery and a pelvic cavity full of pus, plus an appendectomy of perfectly healthy appendix. Could this explain the high blood sugars that hospital could not control?

Answer:

Usually hypoglycemia, not hyperglycemia, can cause seizures. In theory, there would have to be enormously elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) to be associated with seizures. Without a much more detailed review of her medical record, it would be impossible to speculate. If she has a separate neurologic problem which causes seizures, just after such seizures the stress response could include high sugars transiently.

SB

DTQ-20050605224804
Original posting 13 Jun 2005
Posted to Hyperglycemia and DKA and Other

  
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