Partial seizure

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Partial seizure
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 G40.0-G40.2
ICD-9 345.4-345.5
MedlinePlus 000697
MeSH D004828

Partial seizures (also called focal seizures[1] and localized seizures) are seizures which affect only a part of the brain[2] at onset,[3] and are split into two main categories; simple partial seizures and complex partial seizures.

A simple partial seizure will often be a precursor to a larger seizure such as a complex partial seizure, or a tonic-clonic seizure. When this is the case, the simple partial seizure is usually called an aura.

Partial seizures are common in temporal lobe epilepsy.

See also


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External links

  1. focal seizure at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. partial seizure at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. "eMedicine/Stedman Medical Dictionary Lookup!". Retrieved 2008-12-07.