focal epilepsy

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Noun1.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)
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
Jacksonian epilepsy - focal epilepsy in which the attack usually moves from distal to proximal limb muscles on the same side of the body
sensory epilepsy - focal epilepsy initiated by somatosensory phenomena
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Idiopathic partial epilepsy, also known as benign focal epilepsy, usually begins at the age of five and eight and is considered the mildest form of epilepsy.
There are drugs for partial epilepsy. One can use a combination of two anti-epileptic drugs with different sites of action.
Conversion to high dose gabapentin monotherapy in patients with medically refractory partial epilepsy. Epilepsia 1998;39:188-93.
John Hurd has a medical history of complex partial epilepsy. From 2013 to October 2015, Hurd drove a commercial truck for Plygem Industries.
Mutations in the LGI-1/ Epitempin gene has been responsible for causing Autosomal Dominant Lateral Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (ADLTE), a partial epilepsy characterised by the presence of auditory seizures.
Imaging studies in partial epilepsy in children andadolescents.
Suresh, "Safety of lacosamide in children with refractory partial epilepsy," Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, vol.
Ricky's adored son, Oliver, suffered from severe migrating partial epilepsy in infancy, and tragically died in September 2016 at the age of three.
Hippocampal developmental changes in patients with partial epilepsy: magnetic resonance imaging and clinical aspects.
A 29-year-old man with a three-year history of steroid responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (SREAT) and partial epilepsy, on levetiracetam 1000 mg twice daily, was evaluated for confusion, lightheadedness, and nausea.
These findings may help us to localize the seizure focus in some patients with cryptogenic partial epilepsy and warn clinicians when the parietal lobe should be sampled with more invasive techniques like intracranial electrodes prior to epilepsy surgery.