Does semiology tell us the origin of seizures consisting mainly of an alteration in consciousness?


Baykan B. , Altindag E., FEDDERSEN B., Ozel S. , NOACHTAR S.

EPILEPSIA, vol.52, no.8, pp.1459-1466, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03126.x
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1459-1466
  • Keywords: Absence, Semiology, Consciousness, Focal epilepsy, Generalized epilepsy, IDIOPATHIC GENERALIZED EPILEPSY, TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY, ABSENCE SEIZURES, LOCALIZING VALUE, CLASSIFICATION, EEG, CHILDREN, FEATURES, AGE

Abstract

Purpose: Studies on seizures only with an alteration of consciousness were limited mainly to generalized epilepsy. This seizure type has been described rarely in focal epilepsy. We aimed to analyze the semiologic features of this seizure type in focal and generalized epilepsies in a blinded design.