Neuro shelf - seizures
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complex vs simple partial seizures
complex - awareness is impaired
complex partial seizures often arise from...
temporal lobe, though some from frontal lobe
(frontal lobe origin - bizarre bilateral movements, bicycling or kicking, or behavior such as running in circles)
absence seizure EEG pattern
hyperventilation is a common trigger
onset in childhood, associated with mental retardation, slow spike-and-wave EEG
tx: valproic acid, lamotrigine, felbamate
benign rolandic epilepsy
onset in childhood. simple partial involving mouth and face, generalized tonic-clonic. nocturnal preponderance of seizures, EEG shows controtemporal spikes
juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
onset in adolescence and young adulthood, early morning preponderance
tx: valproate, lamotrigine
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