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Tonic-Clonic seizure

Tonic-Clonic seizure: Introduction

Tonic-Clonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain which results in stiffening and rigidity of muscles (tonic phase) followed by rhythmic jerking motions (clonic phase). The tonic phase tends to last less than half a minute and the clonic phase usually lasts a couple of minutes. This type of seizure affects the whole brain. Full recovery from symptoms such as fatigue following an episode may take from minutes to days. Consciousness tends to return slowly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tonic-Clonic seizure is available below.

Symptoms of Tonic-Clonic seizure

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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Complications

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Causes of Tonic-Clonic seizure

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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tonic-Clonic seizure

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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 more »

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Tonic-Clonic seizure: Rare Types

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  1. Tonic-Clonic seizure: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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