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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could ms cause complex partial seizures?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Rarely, but yes: Ms lesions can indeed induce seizures, especially if the inflammatory process is not well controlled. A variety of seizures may be seen, and anti-epileptic drugs are useful. However, in my experience, seizures are really quite uncommon in ms, and those pts who have experienced szs have done well when more potent meds were started.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
MS and seizure: It is possible for MS to cause a complex partial seizure. This would normally be a staring spell, with some kind of aura or warning symptom, and followed by a recovery phase. There are some interesting videos of complex partial seizures on youtube.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irritant in the brain can cause a complex partial seizure. Examples are infections, tumors, abnormal blood vessels, and strokes. Also, there are genetic causes of complex partial seizures that are due to miswiring in the brain.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

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Dr. George Jacobs
undefined 63 years experience
Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the triggers of complex partial seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Poor brain control: Partial seizures occur in patients with a region of irritated brain. If they abuse themselves and do not sleep well, eat poorly, and indulge in drugs or alcohol, the brain will react with a complex partial seizure. Medication will often control this disorder, but if doses are missed, then serious seizures may occur. Tumors may present with partial seizures and need prompt treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do I suffer from complex partial seizures?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Ask your neuro: Need description, eeg recording and MRI before we answer--sometimes genetic, trauma, infection, metabolic, structural brain abnormality.
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A 40-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old male:

How is complex partial seizures diagnosed?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 52 years experience
History and EEG: Workup includes a detailed history and exam, an EEG and MRI. See a neurologist.
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