seizure

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seizure

Pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

Seizure

 

a pathological neuropsychic state that arises in an abrupt fitlike manner. Seizures frequently take the form of convulsions or other involuntary movements accompanied by clouding of consciousness. This stage is later replaced by a deep pathological sleep or stupor. Epilepsy, hysteria, and diseases of the brain can produce seizures. Seizures may occur in the form of a sudden relaxation of muscle tone (cataplectic seizure) or a sudden falling asleep (narcoleptic seizure). The term “seizure” is also used in the broader sense of paroxysm.

seizure

[′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
The sudden onset or recurrence of a disease or an attack.
Specifically, an epileptic attack, fit, or convulsion.
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Rectal or sometimes oral diazepam can prevent recurrent prolonged febrile seizures if necessary.
Analysis shows there were 9 cases of recurrent febrile seizures among all cases of seizures.
8 No mortality or morbidity is associated with febrile seizure, even with prolonged febrile seizures no motor or cognitive deficit has been reported.
IHI was reported with a higher frequency in patients with epilepsy (2, 8, 11, 12) and, in a recent study, in prolonged febrile seizures (9).
Children with febrile seizures were excluded from the study.
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Register-based studies on febrile seizures in Denmark.
While the pathogenesis is unknown, it may be related to prior infection or febrile seizures as a child.
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