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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations. .If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment.See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Vocal change & sz: Sometimes a vocal noise is part of a seizure, like a yelp or a yell. A change in the voice is not normally a seizure. People with seizures normally cannot speak. When they can speak, it may make no sense. There are some videos of this to compare to- see frontal seizure on youtube for example. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldie
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Are these symptoms of a type of seizure disorder or are they of epilepsy?

Are these symptoms of a type of seizure disorder or are they of epilepsy?

Need more info: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a risk for seizures. A single seizure event may occur due to a cause that can resolve. Recurrent seizures with or without cause become epilepsy. Epilepsy may be cured if seizures stop occurring and medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Must I talk to my doctor about my new seizure disorder symptoms?

Must I talk to my doctor about my new seizure disorder symptoms?

Yes.: This is important for monitiring the development of a possible underlying cause and to be sure your meds are at the right dosage and not causing side effects. You might even need alternative drug therapy. Please see your doctor to keep him/her informed. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Can you have a positive p-anca, c-anca, speckled ana w Seizures and other signs of and autoimmune disorders and it be any thing other then vasculitis?

Can you have a positive p-anca, c-anca, speckled ana w Seizures and other signs of and autoimmune disorders and it be any thing other then vasculitis?

Autoimmune disorder: There are a multitude of disorders this could be. Backlit is is high on the list. Lupus and wegeners granulomatosis are other considerations. Continue your follow with your physicians and continue the work up for this ...Read more

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Dr. Erin Robertson
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How do you test for partial seizures/seizures? Is it accurate? Would a brain CT reveal a answer? Noticed symptoms can mimic anxiety disorder symptoms

How do you test for partial seizures/seizures?  Is it accurate? Would a brain CT reveal a answer? Noticed symptoms can mimic anxiety disorder symptoms

Excellent question: To identify partial seizures, whether simple or complex, we need to catch them on an EEG, an electroencephalograph - video 72 hr telemetry. 1-hr EEGs are close to useless. A CT/MRI/PET may identify a lesion responsible for the seizure activity, or other pathology associated with seizure disorders. If you need EEG, ask if the doc wants to wean you off of the benzo which blunts seizure activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Can neuromuscular disease cause seizure type symptom attacks?

Which one ? : Duchenne muscular dystrophy certainly can be accompanied by brain malformations, seizures, intellectual disability, adhd, learning disabilities ( if iq is average or above), behavior problems & more. . Some are & some aren't. Since you didn't specify, here's the mda's list with info about each type: http://mda.Org/publications/teachers-guide/neuromuscular-disease-descriptions. ...Read more

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more


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