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Seizure Types by Name in the ILAE 2017 Classification System

There are numerous possible names for seizure types in the new ILAE 2017 classification system, some of which are synonyms. The variety is a result of the multiple levels of classifying; the flexibility of the system; and the varying information doctors have about their patients’ seizures.  The tables below contain the names and main features […]

Key Signs and Symptoms of Seizures That Determine Seizure Type

Signs and symptoms of seizures are expressions of the acute events.  They correlate with the electrical disturbance in the brain that gives rise to them.  There are two types of descriptive terms for them.  They are general and specific.  The general ones define the type of expression.  The specific descriptors are the actual signs and […]

The Different Types of Seizures in the ILAE 2017 Classification System

The International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) changed how it classifies seizures in 2017.  The reason was to make it easier and more accurate to diagnose and classify the different types of seizures.  More accurate diagnosis and classification in principle should lead to better response to treatment.  The reason is seizures with specific features tend to […]

What is a seizure? – The 6-W answer

The answer to the question what is a seizure, is not just the definition (what it is).  It also includes 5 other elements that begin with the letter W. They are where, why, when, and which.  Where has to do with the location. When refers to time factors.  Why relates to the reason seizures occur.  […]

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