Diagnostic Tests for Seizures
Diagnostic Test list for Seizures:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Seizures
- Physical examination
- Blood pressure
- Temperature (if elevated must consider meningitis, but may be due to respiratory infection, sinusitis)
- Examine for neck stiffness which most commonly indicate meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage but may also indicate brain hemorrhage or cerebral abscess
- Full neurological examination
- Examine for papilledema which may suggest cerebral abscess, brain hemorrhage or brain tumor
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR
- Renal function tests
- Electrolytes, including calcium
- Liver function test
- Fasting blood sugar
- Syphilis serology
- Radiological investigations
- CT or MRI of the brain may be indicated and may detect a brain tumor, brain cyst, brain malformation, brain abscess or mesotemporal sclerosis (from lack of oxygen during childbirth)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG), usually with sleep deprivation - to diagnose epilepsy.
- Video Electroencephalogram (EEG) - limited mainly to frequent seizures or to diagnostic dilemmas.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Seizures causes:
- Nerve Neuropathy: Related Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Seizures:
The following list of conditions
have 'Seizures' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Seizures:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Seizures'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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