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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota treats more kids with epilepsy than any other hospital in the Upper Midwest. In fact, 65 percent of Twin Cities families choose us for their children's seizure care. And our stellar reputation draws epilepsy patients from across the nation.


Epilepsy is a sudden, uncontrolled episode of excessive electrical activity in the brain. Like a lightning bolt in a clear summer sky. This electrical disturbance is called a seizure and can take many different forms. It can appear as a feeling, smell, flash of light or sensation, a loss of consciousness, sudden loss of muscle tone, or as a stiffening and rhythmic jerking of the legs and arms. Seizures can last a few seconds to hours.