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What are motor symptoms of focal onset aware seizures?

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These involve movement. Your child may:

After the seizure, the parts of his body that had the symptoms may be weak or paralyzed. It could be 2-24 hours before they get back to normal.

  • Have twitching or jerking that starts in the face, a finger, or toe and spreads to other parts on the same side of body
  • Have a body part that goes limp and floppy or that stiffens up
  • Look off to one side
  • Turn his head to one side and maybe raise an arm up in the air

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "Focal Onset Aware Seizures (simple partial seizures)."

AboutKidsHealth: "Simple Partial Seizures," "Complex Partial Seizures," "Signs and Symptoms of Seizures."

Epilepsy Action: "Focal Seizures."

Nationwide Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures: Focal (Partial)," "Seizures and Epilepsy."

UpToDate: "Seizures and epilepsy in children: Classification, etiology, and clinical features."

Cedars-Sinai: "Complex Partial Seizures."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Seizures and Epilepsy in Children."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures and Epilepsy."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Epilepsy and Seizures in Children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "2017 Revised Classification of Seizures," "Focal Onset Aware Seizures (simple partial seizures)."

AboutKidsHealth: "Simple Partial Seizures," "Complex Partial Seizures," "Signs and Symptoms of Seizures."

Epilepsy Action: "Focal Seizures."

Nationwide Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures: Focal (Partial)," "Seizures and Epilepsy."

UpToDate: "Seizures and epilepsy in children: Classification, etiology, and clinical features."

Cedars-Sinai: "Complex Partial Seizures."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Seizures and Epilepsy in Children."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Seizures and Epilepsy."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Epilepsy and Seizures in Children."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 22, 2018

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