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How is complex partial seizures diagnosed?

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Your doctor will first want to confirm that you had a seizure and then figure out what kind it was. They’ll ask a lot of specific questions about what happened.

They may also do some tests:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: “Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizures (complex partial seizures),” “First Aid for Complex Partial Seizures,” “What Happens During a Seizure?” “Vagus Nerve Stimulation,” “Dietary Therapies,” “Seizure First Aid.”

Medscape: “Complex Partial Seizures.”

Epilepsy Foundation (Greater Chicago): “What Is Epilepsy?”

AboutKidsHealth: “Epilepsy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Deja Vu: What It Is, When It May Be Cause for Concern.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery: “Complex Partial Seizures.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 24, 2019

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: “Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizures (complex partial seizures),” “First Aid for Complex Partial Seizures,” “What Happens During a Seizure?” “Vagus Nerve Stimulation,” “Dietary Therapies,” “Seizure First Aid.”

Medscape: “Complex Partial Seizures.”

Epilepsy Foundation (Greater Chicago): “What Is Epilepsy?”

AboutKidsHealth: “Epilepsy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Deja Vu: What It Is, When It May Be Cause for Concern.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery: “Complex Partial Seizures.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on July 24, 2019

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