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1

What are the generalized seizures?

Febrile seizure
Childhood absence epilepsy
Juvenile Myoclonic epilepsy

2

What is a febrile seizure?

Generalized seizures in 6months -6 years y/o with a temp > 38 C

3

which criteria is not found in febrile seizures?

None of the following
CNS infection or inflammation
Metabolic abnormalities
Prior febrile seizure

4

What is the time frame on febrile seizures?

Simple and Complex
Complex-more likely to recur or go on to develop epilepsy
>15 minutes
Focal seizure or post ictal focal weakness
Recurrence in less than 24 hours

5

What is a childhood absence epilepsy?

Mean onset 6 years old
Impaired consciousness without loss of muscle tone
Lasts seconds
Pause in activity, then resumes activity
Seizures often resolve as a teenager
Happens a lot in sleep

6

What is the Hz spike wave in a childhood absence epilepsy?

3Hz

7

What is juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Seizure types
Myoclonic jerks
~100%-usually in AM
GTCS ~90%
Absence 20-40%

8

What is the age of onset of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Mean onset 15 years
Often don’t outgrow epilepsy
Polygenomic inheritance

9

What is the EEG reading of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

4-6 Hz polyspike wave

10

What is generalized tonic-clonic seizures?

AKA: Grand mal
Can follow focal seizure or begin as a generalized seizure.
TONIC
CLONIC