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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What Kinds of Advancements Have Been Made in the Treatment of Epilepsy? BACKGROUND People who have epilepsy in theworld: 65 million People who have epilepsy in theUS: 2 million + 1 in 26 people will developepilepsy in the United Statesat some point in their lives 150,000 new cases of epilepsydevelop each yeah in the US One-Third of people with epilepsylive with uncontrollable seizuresdue to lack of medical treatmentfor their condition Shafer, Patricia O. "Epilepsy Foundation." About Epilepsy: The Basics.Sept. 2014. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.<>. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease GENETICS RESEARCH FACT Humans carry appx. 300,000 genes FACT Genes can carry mutations FACT Epilepsy has recently been linked to genetic mutations "...genetic testing can help us to diagnose certain epilepsy conditions." -Stanford School of Medicine Genes Involved With Epilepsy Fisher, Robert S., MD, and Malash Saul, MD."Stanford Epilepsy Center." Genetic Causes of Epilepsy. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <>. It has been recentlydiscovered that mutationsin 11 different genes account for the majority of epilepsy cases The current study of many of thesegenes can lead to treatments for different types of epilepsy George, Alfred L., Jr, MD. "Inherited ChannelopathiesAssociated with Epilepsy." US National Library ofMedicine. N.p., 10 Oct. 1993. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.<>. 0 5 10 Migraine Stroke Alzheimer's Epilepsy Works Cited AP Languageand Composition Naomi Bhagat
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