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Tonic seizure

Tonic seizure: Introduction

Tonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in a part of the brain which results mainly in muscle stiffness and rigidity. Tonic seizures are considered relatively uncommon. They can occur at any age but are more common in childhood. Patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or multiple sclerosis are particularly susceptible to this type of seizure. Episodes usually only last for a matter of minutes and recovery can vary from minutes to hours. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tonic seizure is available below.

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Causes of Tonic seizure

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Misdiagnosis and Tonic seizure

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