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Disease Epilepsy, Complex Partial

Name Epilepsy, Complex Partial
Synonyms Complex Partial Epilepsy | Complex Partial Seizure Disorder | Cryptogenic Partial Complex Epilepsy | Disorder, Complex Partial Seizures | Epilepsy, Cryptogenic, Partial Complex | Epilepsy, Psychic Equivalent | Epilepsy, Psychomotor | Epilepsy, Symptomatic, Partial Complex | Partial Complex Epilepsy, Cryptogenic | Partial Complex Epilepsy, Symptomatic | Partial Epilepsy, Complex | Psychic Equivalent Epilepsy | Psychomotor Epilepsy | Seizure Disorder, Complex Partial | Symptomatic Partial Complex Epilepsy
Definition A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D017029
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