Differentiate between seizure and epilepsy
Seizure: single occurrence
Epilepsy: Condition characterised by 2 or more unprovoked seizures more than 24 hours apart
Define Prodrome, Aura, Focal seizure and Generalised seizure
Which sex is more affected?
Prodrome: Change in mood or behaviour. Can last hours or days before the episode
Aura: Often a focal seizure, can be a feeling of deja-vu or strange smells or flashing lights
Focal seizure: Electrical and clinical manifestation of seizures that arise from one portion of the brain.
Generalised seizure: General tonic clonic seizure (GTCS)= typically involves LOC and a phasic tonic stiffening of the limbs either symmetrically or asymmetrically followed by repetitive clonic jerking. Aetiology= genetic.
Males more affected