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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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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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What's absence seizure?

What's absence seizure?

Short lapse of time: Usually in kids; brief episode of eye flutter with loss of awareness. Usually lasts seconds but may be longer. Associated with typical eeg pattern (generalized spike-wave, 3 per second). Often genetic origin. Highly treatable. Often goes away in time. ...Read more

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Is absence seizures a syndrome?

Is absence seizures a syndrome?

Genetic in ~ 50%, : but not a syndrome. Variation in several different genes have been found that confer susceptibility to the development of childhood absence epilepsy through studies of families with multiple affected family members. However, in medical genetics, a syndrome is a collection of signs & symptoms that are characteristic of a single condition for which the underlying genetic cause has been found. ...Read more

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What are clinical manifestations in absence seizures?

Staring spells: Clinical features are subtle and may be mistaken for staring or inattention because they only last a few seconds. These include staring into space which could be associated with eye twitching, or twitching around mouth. Often seen in children or young adults. Unlike almost all other types of seizures, children often immediately go back to whatever they were doing. They tend to respond to treatment. ...Read more

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What is an atypical absence seizure?

See below:: Generalized seizures, indicating bihemispheric initial involvement both clinically and with eeg. Characteristics: -less abrupt onset or cessation than typical absence seizures -more pronounced changes in tone -longer duration -age of onset before 5 years -association with other generalized seizure types and mental retardation. ...Read more

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Is absence seizures near the cortex?

Is absence seizures near the cortex?

Not in the cortex: MRIs in absence seizures are normal. Sophisticated structural imaging of the brain may show specific areas of abnormality; generally not in the cortex. ...Read more

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Can absence seizures be mistaken for add?

Can absence seizures be mistaken for add?

It should not: Absence seizures are brief with complete return to normal. A patient tunes out for a few seconds then is fully aware and alert. If they are occurring many times per day, this can suggest an attention disorder. But a good observer should be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

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What part of the cortex is the absence seizures are?

What part of the cortex is the absence seizures are?

Absence seizures: Absence seizures are a type of generalized seizure, perhaps with some relevance of the centro-temporal area on both sides. A complex partial seizure, which may appear similar to an observer, can have a focal onset, like the temporal lobe. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more