Last updated:03-26-2009
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Epilepsy - attack types.

Epileptic seizures can be very different. It depends on where in the brain something is wrong. Epileptic seizures are divided into two main types:
  • Partial seizures

    where the attack comes from just a part of the cerebral cortex.
  • Generalized seizures:

    where the entire cerebral cortex is involved.

    Anfaldet opstår i midt-hjernen og spredes herfra
    til alle dele af hjernen. Anfaldet kan enten optræde
    alene, eller efterfølgende et partielt anfald, som
    breder sig ind i midthjernen.

    Anfaldet starter et sted i hjernebarken og involve-
    rer kun de allernærmeste naboområder. Sympto-
    merne på anfaldet afhænger af, hvilken del af
    hjernebarken der rammes.

There are attacks which fall outside the two main types and there are attacks which resemble epileptic seizures, but are not.


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