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The localizing value of epileptic auras: pitfalls in semiology and involved networks Volume 21, numéro 6, December 2019

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(1) What is an epileptic aura?

 

(2) Why is it difficult to notice an aura during childhood age?

 

(3) What is the meaning of an aura in generalized epilepsy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(1) Auras are a specific subset of focal seizures with preserved awarenesscharacterized by a sensory state that reflects specific sensory alteration or altered perceptual awareness.

 

(2) Auras are influenced by maturational factors but are additionally dependent on the child’s ability to communicate and relate to previous memories.

 

(3) The appearance of an aura in generalized epilepsy could represent selective focal cortical activation within a generalized network.

 

 

 

 

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