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Misdiagnosis major pitfall in seizure disorders

The major pitfall associated with seizure disorders and epilepsy is misdiagnosis. Not all seizures are of tonic clonic type. The most commonly misdiagnosed seizure disorder is that of complex partial seizure. The diagnosis of epilepsy is made on the history rather than any other investigative evidence. The features of partial complex seizure have many variations. The complex partial seizure may evolve into a generalised tonic- clonic seizure. It is important to differentiate a fit from that of a behavioural disorder, but it is difficult.

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