Flashcards in Generalized seizures Deck (10)
What are the generalized seizures?
Childhood absence epilepsy
Juvenile Myoclonic epilepsy
What is a febrile seizure?
Generalized seizures in 6months -6 years y/o with a temp > 38 C
which criteria is not found in febrile seizures?
None of the following
CNS infection or inflammation
Prior febrile seizure
What is the time frame on febrile seizures?
Simple and Complex
Complex-more likely to recur or go on to develop epilepsy
Focal seizure or post ictal focal weakness
Recurrence in less than 24 hours
What is a childhood absence epilepsy?
Mean onset 6 years old
Impaired consciousness without loss of muscle tone
Pause in activity, then resumes activity
Seizures often resolve as a teenager
Happens a lot in sleep
What is the Hz spike wave in a childhood absence epilepsy?
What is juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
~100%-usually in AM
What is the age of onset of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
Mean onset 15 years
Often don’t outgrow epilepsy
What is the EEG reading of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
4-6 Hz polyspike wave