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Prognosis of seizures depends on the type and cause of seizure. Seizure because of a treatable condition, such as alcohol dependency, infection, low blood sugar or low blood calcium has good prognosis. Seizure because of epilepsy can be controlled in up to 70% of newly diagnosed cases (both children and adults) with anti-epileptic drugs.
Seizure can be diagnosed clinically based on history. Tests may done to confirm the cause of seizures. Some of the tests that may be done include electroencephalography (EEG), brain imaging (CT, MRI, PET) and blood tests. EEG is the most frequently used test after the fist seizure. Brain imaging tests are useful to identify many problems in the structure of the brain including tumours, cysts and infection that may be the cause of seizures.