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68C Neuro Disorders

Seizures

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What is Epilepsy? a group of neurologic disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of convulsion seizure, snsory disturbances, abnormal behavior, LOC or all of these.
Siezures occur in ____ _____ and affect _____ and women equally. all races, men
Approximately how many people suffer from active epilepsy with how many new cases being diagnosed each year? 2.7 million, 200,000.
Which population within the highest prevalence of new onset epilepsy is over what age? 60 years of age,
Seizure brief episode of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can vary from uncontrolled jerking movement to as subtle as a momentary loss of awareness.
Convulsion sudden, violent, irregular movement of a limb or of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children.
Aura sensation( such as of light or warmth) or emotion(such as fear) that may precede an attack of migraine or an epileptic seizure.
Things to know about aura's. may be psychic, or it may be sensory with olfactory, visual, auditory, or taste hallucinations. Varies from person to person. Awareness of an aura warns the person of the impending seizure and allows him or her to seek safetyand privacy.
Status Epilepticus recurrent generalized seizure activity at such frequency that full consciousness is not regained. This is a medical emergency.
Postical Period rest period of variable length following a seizure.
Created by: Cabiden33