Tonic-Clonic seizure: Introduction
Tonic-Clonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain which results in stiffening and rigidity of muscles (tonic phase) followed by rhythmic jerking motions (clonic phase). The tonic phase tends to last less than half a minute and the clonic phase usually lasts a couple of minutes. This type of seizure affects the whole brain. Full recovery from symptoms such as fatigue following an episode may take from minutes to days. Consciousness tends to return slowly.
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causes, and treatments of Tonic-Clonic seizure is available below.
Symptoms of Tonic-Clonic seizure
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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Complications
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Causes of Tonic-Clonic seizure
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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Tonic-Clonic seizure
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Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
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Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
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Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tonic-Clonic seizure
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