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Differential diagnosis must be the basis for treatment of epilepsy, since there are symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems that may mimic this condition.

A. there are symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems that may mimic this condition
B. seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems, which are symptoms of brain trauma, may mimic this condition
C. symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems may mimic epilepsy
D. symptoms of brain trauma, like seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems may mimic epilepsy
E. this condition may be mimicked by symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems

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This question looks like a pronoun ambiguity problem. It is not clear whether ‘this condition’ refers to brain trauma or epilepsy. So we can dump choices A, B and E.

Between C and E, use of 'like' to denote example makes D inferior to C; so C
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even I go for C.
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C or E...Confused.
The use of epilepsy in C is confusing me
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C or E...Confused.
The use of epilepsy in C is confusing me

As daagh suggested It is not clear whether ‘this condition’ refers to brain trauma or epilepsy.

I feel this is wrong for below explanation from Mgmat SC
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Finally, on the GMAT, do not use this or these in place of nouns. A sentence such as This is great is unacceptably
vague to the GMAT. Also, do not use that or those in place of nouns, unless you modify that
or those to make them New Copies. Instead, use it, they, or them.
Wrong: Her products are unusual; many consider THESE unique.
Right: Her products are unusual; many consider THEM unique.


moreover coming to E
E says this condition may be mimicked by symptoms of brain trauma
this condition is wrong as explained above.
may be indicates uncertainty
may be mimicked(past tense) by symptoms.......does not make any sense.
symptoms of brain trauma may mimic epilepsy makes sense

thus E cannot be correct in anyway.

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A. there are symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems that may mimic this condition
This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun this is ambiguous because it can refer either to brain trauma or epilepsy. In addition, the phrase there are is unnecessarily wordy.

B. seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems, which are symptoms of brain trauma, may mimic this condition
The pronoun this is ambiguous because it can refer either to brain trauma or epilepsy.

C. symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems may mimic epilepsy
This answer choice corrects the Ambiguity mistake in the original question by changing this condition to epilepsy.

D. symptoms of brain trauma, like seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems may mimic epilepsy
While this answer choice corrects the Ambiguity mistake in the original question by changing the pronoun this to epilepsy, it is stylistically flawed. When introducing examples, such as is stylistically preferable to like.

E. this condition may be mimicked by symptoms of brain trauma, such as seizure-like neurological events, behavior changes, or memory problems[/quote]
While this answer choice corrects the Ambiguity mistake in the original question by placing this condition at the beginning of the underlined part so that it refers exclusively to epilepsy, it is stylistically flawed. Using the passive form (may be mimicked) creates redundancy. Since there is another grammatically correct answer choice that does not use the passive form, it is preferable to this one.
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