generalized epilepsy

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Synonyms for generalized epilepsy

epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking

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The researchers recruited 730 participants aged 12 years or older with either focal or generalised epilepsy from 501 families containing two or more individuals with epilepsy of unknown cause.
We will provide good data regarding epidemiology of this disease and other inherited diseases like primary generalised epilepsy and frontal lobe epilepsy," he said.
Benign tumours such as meningiomas may indeed present with generalised epilepsy without other symptoms of cerebral disease, and progress very gradually in the course of many years.
Of these, 21 children had symptomatic focal epilepsy, a further 17 symptomatic generalised epilepsy and one other child had epilepsy undefined as focal or generalised (Table 1).
Based on these results, they concluded that valproate "should remain the first-line treatment for most patients with an idiopathic generalised epilepsy or seizures that are difficult to classify.
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