Epilepsy history and symptoms
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A positive history of family member with epilepsy, brain traumatic injuries, meningitis and encephalitis, febrile seizure in the childhood, enuresis, drug abuse and previous episod of seizure is suggestive of epilepsy. The most common symptoms of epileptic seizure include: Paroxysmal manner, similarity to each other in a patient in the aspect of duration and general characteristics, presenting with a motor phenomena which can be accompanied with sensory and autonomic manifestation, impaied consciousness, aura (sensory, autonomic, or psychic symptoms), starting with a triggers, post-ictal drowsiness, tongue biting and urine and fecal incontinence.
History and Symptoms
- Patients with epilepsy may have a positive history of:
- Family member with epilepsy
- Brain traumatic injuries
- Meningitis and encephalitis
- Febrile seizure in the childhood
- Drug abuse
- Previous episode of seizure:
- Common symptoms of epileptic seizures include:
- They happen in a paroxysmal manner such as:
- Seizures are often similar to each other in a patient in the aspect of duration and general characteristics.
- They usually present with a motor phenomena which can be accompanied with sensory and autonomic manifestation.
- Based on the type of seizure, consciousness might be impaired or intact.
- Patients may have aura (sensory, autonomic, or psychic symptoms) before seizure such as:
- There might be triggers for the seizure such as:
- There can be post-ictal drowsiness in patients.
- There can be tongue biting which mostly happens in seizures with impaired consciousness.
- urine and fecal incontinence may be present.
Less Common Symptoms
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