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What Are Atonic Seizures
Loss of tone: Most seizures involve a tonic phase and clonic phase. This is just the reaction of muscles that stiffen and then jerk. In some seizures the muscle lose tone, and the patient falls abruptly unable to move. These may also be called drop attacks. These may occur if with the patient fully aware and unable to control the event, but are usually associated with loss of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: no-: Atonic seizures ( aka drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain function. The seizures are brief - usually less than fifteen seconds & can occur while standing, walking or sitting. Pt. May become temporarily paralyzed in part of his or her body. This usually does not last longer than 3 minutes. ...Read more
Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes:: Reasons for seizures include: infections; metabolic disorders; drugs: medications; poisons; disordered blood vessels; bleeding inside the brain; & many yet undiscovered problems most common type of seizure in children is the febrile seizure (when an infection associated with a high fever develops). For 3 out of 4 children, the causes remain unknown. ...Read more
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