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What are non-motor symptoms of focal onset aware seizures?

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Some things that may happen to your child:

  • Feel things like tingling or pins and needles that may start in one part of the body and spread from there
  • Voices may sound muffled
  • See or hear things that aren't there, like flashing lights or ringing noises
  • See things as larger or smaller than they actually are
  • Smell or taste things that aren't there and are usually unpleasant

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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