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Seizures

 

Can result from acute brain inflammation, scarring from prior vasculitis, acute strokes, or reactions to medications used to treat the disease, such as corticosteroids or high-dose antimalarials.

There are different forms of seizures - 'grand-mal' seizures are characterised by total body shaking, loss of conciousness, incontinence, & after seizure lethargy; Temporal lobe/partial-complex seizures are characterised by perceptual distortions, odd smells, altered emotional states, staring, loss of conciousness.

Electroencephalography (EEG) can be used to diagnose, CT & MRI scans are used to rule out other causes.

Anticonvulsant medications are normally used to treat seizures.

 
 

 

 
 

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