What are tonic seizures?

A Type Of Seizure. Tonic seizures are short seizures consisting of a sudden increase in the tone of muscles throughout the body leading to a stiff appearance. They are commonly associated with lennox-gastaut syndrome and are readily identified with EEG monitoring during an episode.
Tense muscles. In a "tonic" seizure, the tone is greatly increased and the body, arms, or legs make sudden stiffening movements. Consciousness is usually preserved. Tonic seizures most often occur during sleep and usually involve all or most of the brain, affecting both sides of the body. If the person is standing when the seizure starts, he or she often will fall.

Related Questions

What is tonic-clonic seizure?

Seizure: entire body. It can occur in people of any age. They may occur once (single episode), or as part of a repeated, chronic condition (epilepsy).Many have vision, taste, smell, or sensory changes, hallucinations, or dizziness before the seizure (aura). Seizures involve muscle rigidity, followed by violent muscle contractions, and loss of alertness (consciousness). Read more...
Full body convulsion. Involves both arms/legs with loss of consciousness. Tonic phase is stiffness; clonic phase involves jerking of arms/legs. Associated with tongue biting/loss of urine. May be due to genetic factors (involves both sides of brain at onset) or acquired factors (e.g. Stroke, but others) (starts in one place of brain and spreads). Usually lasts up to 90 seconds. Very treatable. Read more...

What are tonic-clonic seizures (TCS)?

Generalized seizures. These seizures have 2phases. The first is a generalized stiffening of the body. The second consists of jerking movements of the extremities one trunk. Read more...

How do chronic tonic seizures occur if not an epileptic?

Provoked seizures. can occur through over stimulation of the brain. This can occur in the setting of withdrawal from alcohol, barbiturates and benzodiazepines or with over stimulation due to amphetamine, cocaine, caffeine or excitatory amino acids (glutamate , aspartate) Often two problems may contribute to the lowering of the seizure threshold (sleep deprivation, fever, electrolyte imbalance. Read more...

Can any body tell me what's the current treatment for a tonic seizures?

Rx for tonic SZ. Long chapter ! old meds are still used as first line. Then one med is sometimes not sufficient to help, then combined old meds can be used. New meds are used only when sz is not controlled with older meds. Frequently old meds are combined with new meds. Read more...

Can anybody explain what the current treatment for a tonic seizures is?

Difficult. Tonic seizures are harder to treat , if there is intractable epilepsy, but some of the usual meds work, like Dilantin or Keppra (levetiracetam) or new one like Banzel may work. Read more...