Twin birth is not a risk factor for seizures.


There is a belief that perinatal factors are a major cause of epilepsy. We studied a community-based sample of twins, a group with a marked excess of adverse perinatal events. The observed number of non-twin siblings with seizures did not differ from that predicted by the age-specific cumulative incidence rate of seizures (4.2% at age 10 years) in the twins… (More)


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@article{Berkovic1993TwinBI, title={Twin birth is not a risk factor for seizures.}, author={Samuel F. Berkovic and Rachel A. Howell and David A. Hay and J L Hopper}, journal={Neurology}, year={1993}, volume={43 12}, pages={2515-9} }