Flashcards in T3- Types of Seizures -CE Deck (7)
What Happens in Tonic Clonic?
Muscle rigidity(tonic phase) followed by synchronous muscle jerks (clonic phase)
Lasts 90 secs or less
Impairement of consciousness, then CNS depression
Urination, but not defecation
Loud cry before convulsions
What Happens in Absence (Petit Mal)?
Mild, symmetric motor activity
Loss of consciousness for 10-30 seconds
Children, ceases in early teens
Hundreds of seizures may happen in a day
What Happens Atonic?
Sudden loss of muscle tone
Mainly in children
Neck seizure = “head drop”
limbs and trunk = “drop attack”
What Happens Myoclonic?
Muscle Contraction for 1 sec
Focal Myoclonus= one limb
Massive Myoclonus=Entire body
What Happens Status Epileptics?
Seizure for 15 -30 min or longer
series of recurrent seizures with no consciousness
Generalized convulsive SE =life threatening),
Also absence SE, and myoclonic SE
What Happens Febrile?
Generalized tonic-clonic convulsions of short duration
Ages 6 months to 5 years
Children who experience these seizures are not at high risk for developing epilepsy later in life.