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Is there a difference between complex partial seizures and absence seizures?

Is there a difference between complex partial seizures and absence seizures?

Yes: Complex partial seizures tend to involve grimaces and facial movements while absence seizures are usually just "staring" spells. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


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What's the difference between complex partial seizures and absence seizures?

Different epilepsies: Absence seizures can occur in young children associated with lennox-gastaut, and even petit mal in adolescence which involves brief lack of awareness is a type of absence. These are considered generalized events. Complex partial are focal events, starting with auras, lack of consciousness, peculiar motions or actions, and amnesia for the spells. Specific meds needed for each type. ...Read more

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What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

What is the difference between simple / complex partial seizures?

Internat. classif. : C;assification based on observation(clinical and eeg) rather than the underlying pathophysiology/anatomy. I partial seizures (older term: focal seizures) a simple partial seizures - consciousness is not impaired. Complex partial seizures - consciousness is impaired. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tonic-clonic seizures, simple partial seizures, and complex partial seizures?

What are the differences between tonic-clonic seizures, simple partial seizures, and complex partial seizures?

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 starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used. ...Read more

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What is the difference btwn complex partial seizures and grandmal. I have had grandmal for over 20 yrs. All of a sudden my prwrk. From doc states i ha?

What is the difference btwn complex partial seizures and grandmal. I have had grandmal for over 20 yrs. All of a sudden my prwrk. From doc states i ha?

Seizures: Grand mal is the usual violent movements you see. Complex partial is when you don't know nor remember what happened, you may be awake but not conscious. Only certain parts of your body doing things, like smacking of lips, hands working on hem of clothes, or just little movements like pinching things but you are not interacting. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between complex partial seizures and WPW syndrome?

Is there a connection between complex partial seizures and WPW syndrome?

Not Usually: Unless there's a major developmental syndrome causing multiple abnormalities of the body (these are usually quite obvious) these two are pretty unlikely to be associated. ...Read more

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What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

What causes onset of complex partial seizures?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Complex Partial Seizures (Definition)

A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when ...Read more