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Complex Partial Epilepsy

Name: Complex Partial Epilepsy
Description: A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy) (MeSH).
Synonym(s): Complex Partial Seizure Disorder
Super-category: Partial Epilepsy
URL: Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8
Id: birnlex_12728
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Created8 October 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationAdams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8  +
DefinitionA disorder characterized by recurrent part A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy) (MeSH). ptomatic partial complex epilepsy) (MeSH).
DefinitionSourceMeSH  +
Idbirnlex_12728  +
LabelComplex Partial Epilepsy  +
ModifiedDate29 May 2009  +
SuperCategoryPartial Epilepsy  +
SynonymComplex Partial Seizure Disorder  +