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1

What are the Focal(partial) strokes?

Simple
Complex
Secondary generalized tonic-clonic
Focal status epilepticus

2

What is AURA?

Focal seizure
Isolated or precede generalized seizure
Déjà vu
Fear
Smell
Smoke
Wet dog
An aura is a seizure and should be treated as a breakthrough seizure.

3

How long does an aura last?

15-45 seconds not minutes

4

What is odds paralysis?

Post ictal weakness following focal seizure that last minutes or hours
Weakness
Numbness
Visual field defect
Aphasia

5

What is jacksonian march?

Focal seizure affecting motor strip
Starts in hand, progresses upward into arm
moves up the motor homunculus

6

What is Psychogenic nonepileptic seizure (PNES?

Features
Writhing, thrashing, pelvic thrusts, arched back, or rolling from side to side
Forced eye closure
>1 min
No post ictal confusion/fatigue/headache
History of abuse
Psychiatric history