An epileptic seizure is the body and brain's response to sudden bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A partial seizure is an epileptic seizure that begins in a distinct part of the brain.
There are three types of partial seizures:
Partial seizures are the most common type of seizure in adults. They can often be controlled with medicine or surgery.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology|
|Last Revised||August 26, 2011|
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise