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Atonic seizure

Atonic seizure: Introduction

Atonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain which results in sudden loss of muscle tone. In mild cases, the head may simply drop down briefly but in more severe cases the person simply collapses to the floor. There is a high risk of injury in this type of seizure as the person collapses suddenly and can easily incur a head injury. The episode generally only lasts about 15 seconds. This form of seizure usually occurs with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Atonic seizure is available below.

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Causes of Atonic seizure

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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. The condition goes more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

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 more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can more »

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