grand mal epilepsy

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Synonyms for grand mal epilepsy

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

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9] Although our patient's episodes started after a traumatic event (he witnessed a murder), his history of grand mal epilepsy points to the possibility of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.
I have had Petit Mal and Grand Mal epilepsy since I was 11.
He suffers and has suffered all his life from grand mal epilepsy and has quite severe attacks.
Two months later he presented with additional symptoms of right-sided neck pain, worse on turning his head to the right, occasional left chest pain, and grand mal epilepsy controlled with phenytoin.