Focal epilepsy

Focal epilepsy

Focal epilepsy, also called partial epilepsy, is a seizure disorder in which seizures are preceded by an isolated disturbance of a cerebral function. Such disturbances may include a twitching of a part of the body, such as a limb; a deceptive or illusory sensation or feeling, or some other mental disturbance. It is a subtype of epilepsy.

The cause of the isolated disturbances results from the electrical signals that cause the seizure emanating from a specific part of the brain.

References

  • http://www.thefreedictionary.com/focal+epilepsy
  • http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/guide/epilepsy-types-epilepsy
  • http://www2.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmednlm?book=Medical&va=focal+epilepsy

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