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SEIZURES-FOCAL SEIZURES

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SEIZURES-FOCAL SEIZURES

1. Focal (simple partial) seizures originate in a small area of the cortex. Consciousness is preserved.

2. Symptoms depend on the region of cortex involved (e.g. occipital lobe seizures can cause complex visual hallucinations).

3. Jacksonian seizures are focal seizures that involve the motor strip. There can be transient, postictal paralysis of affected limbs.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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