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what is atonic seizure

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: no-: Atonic seizures ( aka drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterati ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Atonic seizure: Atonic seizure =drop seizure = akinetic seizure= a very brief seizure that causes loss of muscle tone or strength.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Loss of tone: Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs usually have other seizures like tonic= totally sti ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Loss of tone: Most seizures involve a tonic phase and clonic phase. This is just the reaction of muscles that stiffen and then jerk. In some seizures the muscle l ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Not in of themselves. It depends on the underlying cause as well as treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
No magic number: This type of seizure is uncommon, mostly person drop to ground because of loss of tone drop attacks could be atonic, myoclonic or other kind of seizu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not a seizure: I am not sure what you mean by "seizure-like feeling"? What you describe is unlikely to be a "seizure, " especially with a negative eeg. My best advi ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
See a neurologist: Seizure is a possible complication after strokes. He will need to see a neurologist for further management.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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I have never checked: A BP during a seizure, but i assume pressure would go up?- do seizures cause hpt -no!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires examination: to include your medical history, social history, family history and review of systems plus blood and urine testing. You cannot obtain any Tx on this s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myo ... Read More

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