focal seizure


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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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His cognition and right upper extremity shaking/tremor rapidlyworsenedand, onhospitalday#4, EEGwassignificant for persistent focal seizures in left hemisphere despite being on levetiracetam (Figure 1(a)).
(3) Generalized seizures involve simultaneous involvement of both brain hemispheres where focal seizures involve neuronal firing beginning in 1 small area.
The remaining 10 had at least one other sign, such as nuchal rigidity, prolonged focal seizure, or petechial rash.
Immediate non-contrast CT is useful for emergency patients presenting with seizure to guide appropriate acute management, especially where there is an abnormal neurologic examination, predisposing history, or focal seizure onset.
"A stroke leaves behind an area of scar tissue, and this lesion may trigger abnormal electrical activity in the area immediately surrounding it, resulting in focal seizures," she explains.
We report a case of a focal seizure during induction of anaesthesia in an infant with congenital hypoparathyroidism with a history of hypocalcaemia-induced convulsions with a similar focal origin.
SFS was defined as a generalised seizure with no focal seizure activity or focal manifestations during the postictal period, lasting less than 15minutes and not recurring within the next 24 hours or during the same febrile illness.
If the child has had a focal seizure or focal neurological abnormalities, a computed tomographic brain scan may help detect any unsuspected structural lesions.
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.
Categorising Focal seizures has always been problematic, and one must keep in mind that individual patients may suffer from more than one Focal seizure type.
"The yield of CT-negative, MRI-positive findings was highest in patients with focal neurologic exam, neurodevelopmental delay, focal EEG, focal seizure, [and MRI evidence of right mesial temporal sclerosis]," he said.
Of 503 cases of meningitis in that study, 115 were associated with a seizure, and all of those had at least one other symptom suggestive of meningitis, such as nuchal rigidity prolonged focal seizure, multiple seizures, or petechial rash.

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