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Simple Partial Seizure Treatment
Simple v complex sz: The difference has to do with alertness. A simple partial seizure: the person is awake, alert, and they can feel the seizure- it may cause arm or face twitching, tingling or a visual sensation Complex partial seizure: the person may look awake, but they are not alert, and they may have no memory of the seizure or anything that occurs during the seizure. This may look like staring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
May be difficult: Do you or someone close to you possess epilepsy? Several meds available, and consider, depakote, lamictal, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) potiga, maybe lyrica, topirimate. If 3 meds fail, might try vns unit, or surgery if a focus of seizure activity. See an epilepsy expert. ...Read more
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
See below: Complex partial seizures affect a larger area of the brain than simple partial seizures. It affects consciousness-person can't interact or control movements, speech or actions; doesn't know what their doing; can't remember afterwards what happened during the seizure. Often take place in the temporal lobes-bilat. Cereb.Hemispheres sometimes referred to as temporal lobe epilepsy/psychomotor epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TLE and sPS: Simple partial seizures may come from the temporal lobe. If there is no loss of contact . Complex partial seizures have loss of contact. Simple partial seizures may come from other areas like the frontal lobe. It is difficult to answer your question without a full history MRI of the brain eeg and video eeg. I recommend a consultation in specialized epilepsy center. ...Read more
Antiquated term: We now use the term SIMPLE partial seizures. This is a type of seizure affecting a small area of the brain, is on 1 side only (no spread) & can involve funny feelings, sensations, or motor movements. However, MENTAL AWARENESS of the patient isn't lost. Contrast this to COMPLEX partial seizures where awareness of the environment is lost. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more
Different: In simple partial, person is responsive---- in complex partial, they are confused, only partially responsive. ...Read more
Diagnosed with complex partial seizure not taking medication but no seizures could this be non epileptic seizures due to stress ?
Petit mal - surgery?: People do not normally have surgery for petit mal (absence) seizures. Most people who have these are children, and the seizures abate as they age. Perhaps you mean complex partial seizures? These would not be peit mal, but they may be amenable to surgery, in some cases. Normally a person would try several medicine treatment options first. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/petit-ma ...Read more
Depends on cause: Paralysis = complete loss of strength or movement in a limb or muscle group. Partial means there is some left. The causes are numerous, from a stroke, to nerve damage of particular peripheral nerve, to spinal stenosis, etc. Treatment is geared toward underlying problem, so careful diagnosis by neurologist is the first step to proper treatment. ...Read more
Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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