The association between pulmonary disorders and epilepsy is bidirectional: Seizures can cause respiratory abnormalities, and primary respiratory dysfunction can cause seizures.

Consequently, the following pages are divided into two groups:

Seizure disorders affecting respiration

Primary respiratory dysfunction affecting seizure disorders

Authored By: 
JP Sepkuty
PW Kaplan
Steven C. Schachter, MD
Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
Steven C. Schachter, MD
Thursday, April 29, 2004