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What are some symptoms of focal onset seizures?

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There are a wide range of symptoms in different kids. But you'll usually see the same ones with your child from one seizure to the next.

If your child has movement symptoms, like twitching or jerking, tell your doctor which side of the body they happen on. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa.

If your child is younger than age 5 or 6, he may just turn his head to one side or suddenly stop an activity. If your kid can't talk yet, he may run to you and hold on tightly.

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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