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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Seizure ending signs in patients with dyscognitive focal seizures Volume 17, issue 3, September 2015

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  • Seizure ending signs in patients with dyscognitive focal seizures
  • Seizure ending signs in patients with dyscognitive focal seizures
  • Seizure ending signs in patients with dyscognitive focal seizures
  • Seizure ending signs in patients with dyscognitive focal seizures

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Authors
* Correspondence: Jay R. Gavvala Department of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 North Lake Shore Drive #1114, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
  • Key words: Seizure ending signs, dyscognitive seizures, seizure semiology
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2015.0763
  • Page(s) : 255-62
  • Published in: 2015

Aim

Signs indicating the end of a focal seizure with loss of awareness and/or responsiveness but without progression to focal or generalized motor symptoms are poorly defined and can be difficult to determine. Not recognizing the transition from ictal to postictal behaviour can affect seizure reporting accuracy by family members and may lead to delayed or a lack of examination during EEG monitoring, erroneous seizure localization and inadequate medical intervention for prolonged seizure duration.