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 ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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