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Diseases » Convulsions » Summary
 

What is Convulsions?

What is Convulsions?

  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body.
  • Convulsions: Sudden, involuntary skeletal muscular contractions of cerebral or brain stem origin.--2004
    Source - Diseases Database

Convulsions: Introduction

Types of Convulsions:

Types of Convulsions:

Broader types of Convulsions:

How serious is Convulsions?

Complications of Convulsions: see complications of Convulsions

What causes Convulsions?

Causes of Convulsions: see causes of Convulsions
Risk factors for Convulsions: see risk factors for Convulsions

What are the symptoms of Convulsions?

Symptoms of Convulsions: see symptoms of Convulsions

Complications of Convulsions: see complications of Convulsions

Can anyone else get Convulsions?

More information: see contagiousness of Convulsions
Inheritance: see inheritance of Convulsions

Convulsions: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Convulsions.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Convulsions.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Convulsions: Neurologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Convulsions.
Treatments for Convulsions: see treatments for Convulsions
Alternative treatments for Convulsions: see alternative treatments for Convulsions
Research for Convulsions: see research for Convulsions

Society issues for Convulsions


Hospitalization statistics for Convulsions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Convulsions:

  • 0.3% (38,008) of hospital consultant episodes were for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Convulsions:

Organs and body systems related to Convulsions include:

Name and Aliases of Convulsions

Main name of condition: Convulsions

Other names or spellings for Convulsions:

fits, seizures, Epileptic attack

Seizures, Fits Source - Diseases Database

Convulsions: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Convulsions:

 

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