What are the types of generalized seizures?

Primary generalized seizures arise simultaneously in both cerebral hemispheres. They generally involve impairment of consciousness, but their manifestations can range from barely noticeable to a tonic-clonic convulsion.

Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish primary generalized seizures from secondarily generalized seizures that are preceded by a very brief simple partial seizure, especially since the patient may have no memory of it.

Types of generalized seizures include:

Authored By: 
Gregory L. Holmes MD
MD
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Authored Date: 
01/2004