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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...

No: No correlation between coherent sleep talking and seizures. Plenty of people with violent convulsive disorders at night never even utter a sound before going into a spell. ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

What are the signs & symptoms of encephalitis in children?

Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, confusion, agitation, sensitivity to light, coma, seizures, and paralysis. Infants may also demonstrate poor feeding, irritability, bulging fontanelle, and body stiffness. ...Read more

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What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis . Just a question?

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What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis .  Just a question?

Good signs?: There is nothing good about amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis. You are going to be severely ill. High fevers, altered mental status, perhaps seizure, neck stiffnes, headaches, some other neurological condition can be found too- and if you delay therapy- you could die or left with residual damage to your body. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes encephalitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of herpes encephalitis?

Herpes encephalitis.: Is certainly one of the most common and most treatable causes of viral encephalitis in the usa. It presents with fever, headache, nausea, confusion leading to coma. Early consideration based on. Clinical grounds, brain imaging and spinal fluid exam with prompt empiric treatment with Acyclovir can dramatically decrease the death rate and residual symptoms. ...Read more

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Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Aftr jpns encephalitis trtmnt frnd is hvng stiffness i left hand & leg while awake bt it goes while she sleeps. Is this a good sign or bad? Cure able?

Like Parkinson's: Japanese b can affect the basal ganglia and some patients develop parkinsonian like symptoms. This can be treated and controlled with the usual parkinson drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any real early warning signs of an impending first time seizure?

Are there any real early warning signs of an impending first time seizure?

Risk factors: There are no warnings for a first time seizure. There are risk factors: difficult or complicated maternal labor, low apgar scores at birth, febrile seizures as a child, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury with loss of consciousness or loss of memory to name a few. Auras are commonly viewed as a warning that a seizure is about to happen. In fact they are actually simple partial seizures. ...Read more

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Roommate has fainting spells and nocturnal seizures, how to help?

Roommate has fainting spells and nocturnal seizures, how to help?

Neurologist: If not already done, you should get your roommate to a Neurologist who can diagnose and treat the seizures. In the meantime, you can provide help with transportation as your roommate should not be driving, out alone, swimming, or engaging in any risky activities. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more