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focal seizure

[¦fō·kəl ′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
An epileptic manifestation of a restricted nature, usually without loss of consciousness, due to irritation of a localized area of the brain.
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The child again presented at the age of five and half months in the emergency room with multiple left sided focal seizures.
3) Generalized seizures involve simultaneous involvement of both brain hemispheres where focal seizures involve neuronal firing beginning in 1 small area.
Conclusion: Generalized seizures are the commonest form followed by focal seizures.
It's rare to be diagnosed after one seizure but having had two full-on tonic-clonic seizures - and all those focal seizures in the form of my "funny arm" - I started taking the medication which has allowed me to live free from symptoms ever since.
In such reports, the clinical presentations include low core temperature, normal or excessive hydration status, and generalized or focal seizures.
Approved as adjunctive therapy for generalized seizures, focal seizures and focal seizures with secondary generalization & patients with Lennox-Gastaut like seizures.
Riona's grand mal seizures are much more dramatic to watch than Fearghus' focal seizures, which involve involuntary facial movements and a loss of control of his mouth, causing the drooling.
Factors increasing the likelihood of a second seizure include a remote symptomatic cause, younger age at presentation (under 2 years) and focal seizures or focal neurological findings on examination.
MedPage Today reports that the baby came to the hospital with focal seizures, poor appetite, and a two-week history of runny nose and cough.

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