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Epileptic seizure

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Children with seizures benefit from early diagnosis and treatment | Vital Signs

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Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder | Clinical Presentation

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Epilepsy in schools: how to deal with a tonic clonic seizure

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The Difference between Seizures and Epilepsy

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First Aid in Seizures

An epileptic seizure is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can vary from uncontrolled jerking movement to as subtle as a momentary loss of awareness. Diseases of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures are collectively called epilepsy. A seizure is a medical emergency for which medical personnel should be summoned, particularly in patients without a history of or without a seizure management plan in place.
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