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What is a focal motor seizure?
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
In brief: Localized jerking
A seizure which causes movement of face, arm or leg, associated with a restricted abnormal electrical discharge in the brain.
Sometimes, if prolonged, it may spread and become a generalized seizure.

In brief: Localized jerking
A seizure which causes movement of face, arm or leg, associated with a restricted abnormal electrical discharge in the brain.
Sometimes, if prolonged, it may spread and become a generalized seizure.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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In brief: See below:
A simple partial seizure with localized motor activity.
There may be spasm or clonus (jerking) of one muscle or a muscle group and this may remain localized or it may subsequently spread to adjacent muscles as a jacksonian seizure.

In brief: See below:
A simple partial seizure with localized motor activity.
There may be spasm or clonus (jerking) of one muscle or a muscle group and this may remain localized or it may subsequently spread to adjacent muscles as a jacksonian seizure.
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