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do grand mal seizures cause death

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
32 years experience in Neurology
Yes, it's possible: Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience in Pain Management
Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or somethin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
It can: If the seizure can't be aborted (called status epilepitcus) permanant and severe brain damage can occur. Also if one aspirates during a seizure and be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: This depends on multiple factors. It can be a 'chicken and egg' scenario. Is it that the seizure caused the brain damage or the brain damage caused ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Grand mal is another name for tonic clonic which has 2 phases in succession stiffening and jerking trashing and kicking is not a good description, be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Accurate description: The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going eeg. If it sta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Dr. A V answered
17 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: Talk to your doctor about this issue. You may be eligible but it's important to know how well controlled the seizures are and the type of work you are ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Type of seizure: Grand mal seizures are a type of seizure where the patient develops loss of consciousness with violent muscle contractions. It is due to abnormal elec ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Peti mal seizures: The difference is the petti mal is a more minor seizure lasting typically several seconds. A witness to the event would only see some mild twitching, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Whole lotta shaking: As jerry lee lewis says. Grand mal seizures are the kind of seizure that most people think of: people pass out, and their muscles contract violently. ... Read More
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