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March 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Day! Wear Purple and Spread the Word

Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:22 PM

Epilepsy affects nearly 50 million people worldwide. This “Purple Day” on Friday, March 26th, we encourage you to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. It’s also known as "seizure disorder". It is usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures (or after one seizure with a high-risk for more) that were not caused by some known medical condition.

You may have a lot of questions about epilepsy. Here, Jaishree Narayanan, MD, Neurology, offers answers to the most common questions she receives about the disorder. 

For more information, visit NorthShore's Neurological Institute. 

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