Which questions may help to clarify the type of seizure in the evaluation of epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions that help to clarify the type of seizure include the following:

  • Was any warning noted before the seizure? If so, what kind of warning occurred?

  • What did the patient do during the seizure?

  • Was the patient able to relate to the environment during the seizure and/or does the patient have recollection of the seizure?

  • How did the patient feel after the seizure? How long did it take for the patient to get back to baseline condition?

  • How long did the seizure last?

  • How frequently do the seizures occur?

  • Is anything known to precipitate the seizures?

  • Has the patient shown any response to therapy for the seizures?


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