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Focal seizure

Focal seizure: Introduction

Focal seizure: A focal seizure is an electrical disturbance that originates in only one part of the brain and resulting in symptoms related to the body functions or parts that are controlled by that part of the brain. During a focal seizure, movement, sensations, feelings or emotions may be affected. Focal seizures may spread to other parts of the brain and are then called generalized focal seizures. Focal seizures where the patient stays conscious are called simple focal seizures. If the patient loses consciousness then the seizure is called a complex focal seizure. Epilepsy is usually a focal seizure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Focal seizure is available below.

Symptoms of Focal seizure

Treatments for Focal seizure

  • Treat cause if possible, anti-seizure medication, surgery, vagus nerve stimulation
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Causes of Focal seizure

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Less Common Symptoms of Focal seizure

Focal seizure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Focal seizure

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

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 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 is particularly true of 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 be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as 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 occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

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Focal seizure: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Focal seizure

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  1. Focal seizure: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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