Flashcards in Seizures Deck (11):
What types of seizures fall under the PARTIAL category?
Simple & Complex are categorized as what type of seizures?
What is a simple partial seizure?
Olfactory, auditory, visual hallucinations
Twitching of arms, legs, face
What is a complex partial seizure?
Brief period of confusion\sleepiness and no memory after
Fumbling with or attempting to remove clothing
No response to verbal commands
What types of seizures fall under the GENERALIZED category?
Absent (petite mal)
Atonid (drop attack)
Tonic-clonic (grand mal)
What occurs during a absence or petite mal seizure?
Long a few seconds
Most seen in children (stare into space, eyelids fluttering)
Often misDx as ADHD/ daydreaming
What occurs during ATONID or drop attack seizures?
Falling back/stumbling for no reason
Lasts a few seconds
What occurs during a TONIC-CLONIC (grand mal) seizure?
Tonic phase: intense muscle contraction
Clonic phase: alternating contraction and relaxation of muscles
“Crying”: as air leaves lungs
Loss of bladder/bowel
Disorientation & sleep disorders post seizure
What types of seizures fall under the SPECIAL SYNDROMES category?
Febrile seizures, myoclonic seizures, status epilepticus
What occurs during a FEBRIL seizure?
Tonic clonic seizing activity lasting 1 to 2 min
rapid return to consciousness
children b/w 3 mth- 5 yo
What occurs during a MYOCLONIC seizure?
Major muscle groups large jerking movements
Falling from sitting position/drop what is held