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  Seizure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seizures (or convulsions) are temporary abnormal electrophysiologic phenomena of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity.
However, a seizure can also be as subtle as marching numbness of a part of body, a brief loss of memory, sparkling of flashes, sensing an unpleasant odor, a strange epigastric sensation or a sensation of fear.
As seizures have a differential diagnosis, it is common for patients to be simultaneously investigated for cardiac and endocrine causes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_mal_seizure   (1239 words)

 Febrile seizure (children)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A febrile seizure is a brief, generalized, symmetric convulsion in a child that occurs in association with fever but without any brain or spinal cord infection or neurologic cause.
A febrile seizure may be diagnosed by the health care provider when a grand mal seizure occurs in a child with a fever and no prior history of seizure disorders (epilepsy).
Prolonged or repeated seizures; febrile seizures that are not the typical grand mal type; or abnormalities on EEG or neurologic examination may indicate a risk for future seizures unrelated to a fever.
www.shands.org /health/information/article/000980.htm   (1005 words)

 Seizures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The patient may complain of an "aura," feel he is "about to have a seizure," experience a brief petit mal "absence," exhibit the repetitive stereotypical behavior of continuous partial seizures, the whole-body tonic stiffness or clonic jerking of grand mal seizures, or simply be found in the gradual recovery of the postictal phase.
Grand mal seizures are frightening, and inspire observers to "do something," but usually all that is necessary is to stand by and prevent the patient from injuring himself.
Brief febrile seizures may not require a lumbar puncture to evaluate the cause of the fever, but these children should be managed in consultation with the primary care physician to ensure early follow up.
www.ncemi.org /cse/cse0104.htm   (1246 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.2: Seizures
Grand mal seizure: a generalized seizure that starts with a loss of consciousness and falling down, followed by a brief period of rigid muscles and a 1- to 2-minute period of violent, rhythmic jerking.
Absence or petit mal seizure: a short period of staring, fluttering eyelids, or twitching of facial muscles.
Often the cause of seizures or the abnormal electrical signals in the brain is not known.
www.fairview.org /healthlibrary/content/aha_seizure_crs.htm   (1224 words)

Grand mal or tonic-clonic seizures are characterized by four phases.
Grand mal seizures are often preceded by an odd feeling, strange taste or odor, or headache.
Not all grand mal seizures are preceded by an aura.
www.apma-nc.com /PatientEducation/seizure_disorder_grand_mal.htm   (570 words)

 dreddyclinic.com - Grand mal seizure
A grand mal seizure - also known as a tonic-clonic seizure - is a common type of seizure, characterized by loss of consciousness, falling down, loss of bowel or bladder control, and rhythmic convulsions.
During a grand mal seizure, you may take on a dusky appearance, resulting from decreased blood oxygen levels due to impaired breathing during the seizure.
Although a brain tumor is an uncommon cause, a seizure may be the first indication of a brain tumor.
www.dreddyclinic.com /findinformation/gg/grandmalseizure.htm   (665 words)

 Seizure First Aid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A seizure is a sudden release of energy by the brain.
Petit mal seizures are short staring spells or quick moments when the child is not paying attention.
Grand mal seizures cause a child’s body to jerk.
www.cshcn.org /resources/seizure-first-aid_eng_PL.htm   (518 words)

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The appellant was witnessed having a grand mal type seizure immediately after having blood drawn at a VA outpatient clinic in April 1986.
The appellant reported that he had not had a major seizure since being taken off anticonvulsive medicine in the spring of 1990, but continued to have episodes of becoming light headed and shaky for five to 20 minutes when tired, remaining awake during the entirety of the episodes.
As to descriptions of seizures, the major seizures are well described in the medical record on several occasions, and the appellant has stated those descriptions are essentially accurate as to his major seizures.
www.va.gov /vetapp/files3/9422636.txt   (1930 words)

 Grand mal seizure
Although the signs and symptoms of a grand mal seizure may be easy to recognize, it may be difficult for a doctor to diagnose the underlying causes of seizure disorders.
For seizure disorders that don't respond well to medications, surgery may be an option if the seizures are localized to a particular part of the brain and that part of the brain can be removed without serious consequences.
In children who don't seem to have a focal point to their seizures and who regularly fall to the ground during their seizures, surgery to split the tissue that connects the brain's two hemispheres — called the corpus callosum — may dramatically reduce "drop seizures" without adversely affecting the brain's other functions.
edition.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00222.html   (1489 words)

 dreddyclinic.com - Petit mal seizure
Petit mal seizure - also known as absence seizure - is a type of seizure that most often occurs in children.
Petit mal seizures often affect people younger than 20, and children between the ages of 6 and 12 are most likely to have them.
Children who were young when the seizures first started, who have no other neurologic problems and who have seizures well controlled by medications are most likely to outgrow their seizures.
www.dreddyclinic.com /findinformation/pp/petitmalseizure.htm   (564 words)

 CNN - What is a grand mal seizure? - June 15, 1999
During a seizure, nerve cells in the brain, which normally transmit electrical impulses, become unstable and fire erratically.
Grand mal seizures, also called tonic clonic seizures, can be frightening to witness.
Most seizures stop within a couple of minutes, but some can go on for an extended time and can be life-threatening.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9906/15/grand.mal   (333 words)

 Seizure Information from Wake Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A seizure is a symptom, not a disease.
- grand mal (a generalized seizure): starts with a loss of consciousness and falling down, followed by a brief period of rigid muscles and a 1- to 2-minute period of violent, rhythmic convulsions; seizure ends with a few minutes of deep sleep before consciousness returns with no memory of the seizure.
Long-term treatment may be necessary depending on the underlying disease, the side effects of the anticonvulsant drugs, and the psychiatric and social effects of the seizures.
www.bgsm.edu /bgsm/surg-sci/ns/seizure.html   (834 words)

 Epilepsy - Alaskan Malamute Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
These types of seizures often are accompanied by a grand mal seizure.
Seizures can have a number of causes; therefore, a single seizure does not indicate inherited epilepsy.
Although this is a rare form of epilepsy very different from the much more common forms of epilepsy that cause grand mal seizures in most breeds, it demonstrates the power of the canine genome map to unlock the mysteries of hereditary disease in dogs.
www.malamutehealth.org /epilepsy/epilepsy.htm   (588 words)

 Dr. Koop - Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
A generalized tonic-clonic seizure is a seizure involving the entire body, usually characterized by muscle rigidity, violent rhythmic muscle contractions, and loss of consciousness.
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (also called grand mal seizures) are the type of seizure that most people associate with the term "seizure," convulsion, or epilepsy.
The majority of seizures that do occur as just a single episode are generalized tonic-clonic seizures rather than other types.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/000695.html   (206 words)

 Intractable Seizures: A Child's Battle, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At age 5 months, she was diagnosed with a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy called infantile spasms.
(Grand mal, or tonic-clonic seizures, involve stiffening of all extremities followed by rhythmic jerking of all extremities).
At one point, the oxygen level in Arianna's blood dropped so low with each seizure that she was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she could be closely monitored.
www.cincinnatichildrens.org /about/patient/intractable-seizures-ariana.htm?view=content   (1351 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
An isolated seizure with an obvious trigger (such as fever and toxic reaction) is treated by eliminating or avoiding the precipitating factor.
Patients who continue to have seizures despite several medications may benefit from a vagal nerve stimulator (implantable device that stimulates a nerve in the neck) or from brain surgery to remove tissue responsible for causing the seizures.
Seizures that occur singly or in closely associated groups are commonly caused by a condition such as brain injury.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000695.htm   (1772 words)

 Seizure disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Most seizures are benign, but a seizure that lasts a long time can lead to status epilepticus, a life-threatening condition characterized by continuous seizures, sustained loss of consciousness, and respiratory distress.
A grand mal seizure lasts between two and five minutes, and the person may be confused or have trouble talking when he regains consciousness (post-ictal state).
A jacksonian seizure is a partial seizure characterized by tingling, stiffening, or jerking of an arm or leg.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/seizure_disorder.jsp   (3672 words)

 grand mal seizure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A grand mal seizure is characterized by loss of consciousness, falling down, loss of bowel or bladder control, and rhythmic convulsions.
Introduction to Grand mal seizures as a medical condition including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, prevention, and prognosis.
A grand mal seizure is an unexpected, rare adverse event in a child receiving eye drops to dilate the pupils for an eye examination.
www.silentbrian.com /grand-mal-seizure.html   (332 words)

 Petit mal seizure
Petit mal seizure — also known as absence seizure — is a type of seizure that most often occurs in children.
Petit mal seizures often affect people younger than 20, and children between the ages of 4 and 12 are most likely to have them.
Often, the cause of petit mal seizures is unknown.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00216.html   (1123 words)

 Aquatics: Epilepsy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The returning seizures are characterized by combinations of psychic, sensory, and motor malfunction and may or may not be accompanied by convulsions or unconsciousness.
A grand mal seizure may be preceded by an "aura", or sensation of awareness, before the onset of a seizure.
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years are often affected by a petit mal seizure.
www.twu.edu /INSPIRE/Aquatics/aqepil.htm   (396 words)

 Headache Cures grand mal seizure headache   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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www.headache-cures.info /grand-mal-seizure-headache.htm   (236 words)

 First Ever Grand Mal Seizure/Adult Onset - Need Opinions (JCC, DogtrJ??) PLEASE!! - BrainTalk Communities
My first grand mal (or any other kind of) seizure was at age 35, in the middle of the night.
Seizures can be caused by so many things that searching for "the cause" can be extraordinarily frustrating (and, sometimes, a distraction from finding the treatment that restores quality of life).
The appropriate selection of anti-depressant depends on the type of seizures the patient is experiencing (and also on the form of the depression).
brain.hastypastry.net /forums/showthread.php?t=33595   (3596 words)

 Seizure Disorder & Wellbutrin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The last grand mal seizure was 2 months ago (my fault -- I was inconsistent on my meds and that's NOT allowed with seizure medication!).
This seizure disorder has resulted in a loss of my driver's license, lessened my mental capacity and it has affected my ability to hold down a job at times.
I understand these are not uncommon in children her age but none of my other children had them and my neurologist believes this puts her at a higher risk because of my condition.
www.rxlist.com /rxboard/wellbutrin.pl?noframes;read=2970   (807 words)

 Often, No Cause Found for Grand Mal Seizures
She has had two grand mal seizures this year, three months apart.
For reasons that are unclear, an area of electrical instability appears in the brain that acts as the trigger for a seizure.
Short of consulting with the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding rules for drivers with seizures, I would encourage you to set no new limits on your daughter’s activity as a result of this and treat her just as you did before this condition came into your lives.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/901288882.html   (466 words)

 Introduction: Grand mal seizures - WrongDiagnosis.com
Researching symptoms of Grand mal seizures: Further information about the symptoms of Grand mal seizures is available including a list of symptoms of Grand mal seizures, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Grand mal seizures, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Grand mal seizures: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Grand mal seizures, underlying causes of Grand mal seizures (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases.
Causes of Grand mal seizures: Research more detailed information about the causes of Grand mal seizures, other possibly hidden causes of Grand mal seizures, or other general information about Grand mal seizures.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /g/grand_mal_seizures/intro.htm   (206 words)

 Mefloquine-induced grand mal seizure in tubercular meningitis.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It has been related to an increase in seizure frequency in epileptic patients and should not be administered to patients with a history of convulsions, epilepsy in first degree relatives, or serious psychiatric disorders.
We report a case of a man from the Ivory Coast complaining of fever, headache and anemia treated with chloroquine and subsequently with mefloquine in the suspicion of malaria, even in the absence of laboratory confirmation.
As seizures are common signs of cerebral tuberculomas, but not of meningitis it is possible that tubercular meningitis might have enhanced severe neuropsychiatric side effects of mefloquine.
www.aegis.com /aidsline/1999/may/A9950773.html   (435 words)

 More on Seizure
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Seizures are often associated with epilepsy and related seizure disorders, although head trauma, intoxication, infection, metabolic disturbances, withdrawal symptoms (from sedatives such as alcohol, barbiturates and benzodiazepines) and space-occupying processes in the brain (abcesses, tumors) may also cause them.
This may be ensured by putting the individual into a semi-supine position and applying strong upward pressure on the chin.
www.psyhist.com /seizure.htm   (763 words)

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