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What are the differences between tonic-clonic seizures, simple partial seizures, and complex partial seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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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.

In brief: 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.
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