Focal epilepsy, also called partial epilepsy, is a seizure disorder in which seizures are preceded by an isolated disturbance of a cerebral function. Such disturbances may include a twitching of a part of the body, such as a limb; a deceptive or illusory sensation or feeling, or some other mental disturbance. It is a subtype of epilepsy.
The cause of the isolated disturbances results from the electrical signals
International Classification of Partial Seizures
- Simple (with no interruption to consciousness)
- Complex (interrupts consciousness)
- Partial seizures evolving into a secondary generalized epilepsy (known as generalized seizure)
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