focal seizure


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focal seizure

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Noun1.focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
ictus, raptus, seizure - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
cortical epilepsy, focal epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance)
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A Your husband's symptoms sound like a type of seizure called a focal seizure.
He had a focal seizure in August 2017 which lasted for two minutes without losing his consciousness, after which he could not walk without support.
Focal seizures can manifest as many different types of symptoms, each person having their own individual experience of a focal seizure.
The majority (60-70%) of patients with DDMS present with a generalized seizure disorder, and the rest present with focal seizure, or complex partial seizure with secondary generalization.
Focal seizure activity involving the left side of his body and a skull fracture were identified.
Examples include children with a suspected benign focal seizure disorder and unusual syncopal events.
On Friday evening he was enjoying a few drinks with Tracy at their regular but as they prepared to leave Steven began to have a focal seizure.
During the imaging procedure, contrast was injected, precipitating a focal seizure of the involved extremity, changing what part of the nervous system was imaged.
Another study found five factors that predicted meningitis among 241 children aged 6 months to 6 years: a physician visit within 48 hours before the seizure, convulsions upon arrival to the emergency room, a focal seizure, and suspicious findings on physical and/or neurologic exam.
In our study, only one patient with cavernous haemangioma presenting with focal seizure was identified accounting for 2.
SGTCS Right focal seizure at 3 yo, 3 status epilepticus, Shunt operation at 16 yo 15 Fe, 18 10 Intracranial cyst operation SPS at 13 yo, SGTCS A: Numbness of left arm.
An older adult having a focal seizure tends to have more understated symptoms--they may experience confusion, lose awareness of their surroundings, and simply stop and stare at nothing.

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