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Symptom: SEIZURES, SIMPLE PARTIALCause: Head trauma
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Any head injury can cause Seizures, but penetrating wounds are characteristically associated with focal Seizures. The Seizures usually begin 3 to 15 months after injury, decrease in frequency after several years, and eventually stop. The patient may develop generalized Seizures and a decreased LOC that may progress to coma



Symptom: APHASIA(Dysphasia)Cause: Seizures
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Seizures and the postictal state may cause transient aphasia if the Seizures involve the language centers.


Symptom: SEIZURES, COMPLEX PARTIALCause: Head trauma
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Severe trauma to the temporal lobe (especially from a penetrating injury) can produce complex partial Seizures months or years later. The Seizures may decrease in frequency and eventually stop. Head trauma also causes generalized Seizures and behavior and personality changes


Symptom: VERTIGOCause: Seizures
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Temporal lobe Seizures may produce vertigo, usually associated with other symptoms of partial complex Seizures


Symptom: SEIZURES, GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONICCause: Drugs
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Toxic blood levels of some drugs, such as theophylline, lidocaine, meperidine, penicillins, and cimetidine, may cause generalized Seizures. Phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants, amphetamines, isoniazid, and vincristine may cause Seizures in patients with preexisting epilepsy



Symptom: SEIZURES, SIMPLE PARTIALCause: Stroke
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A major cause of Seizures in patients older than age 50, a stroke may induce focal Seizures up to 6 months after its onset. Related effects depend on the type and extent of the stroke, but may include a decreased LOC, contralateral hemiplegia, dysarthria, dysphagia, ataxia, unilateral sensory loss, apraxia, agnosia, and aphasia. A stroke may also cause visual deficits, memory loss, poor judgment, personality changes, emotional lability, a headache, urinary incontinence or retention, and vomiting. It may result in generalized Seizures


Symptom: SEIZURES, GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONICCause: Epilepsy (idiopathic)
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In most cases, the cause of recurrent Seizures is unknown


Symptom: SEIZURES, COMPLEX PARTIALCause: Brain abscess
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If the brain abscess is in the temporal lobe, complex partial Seizures commonly occur after the abscess disappears. Related problems may include a headache, nausea, vomiting, generalized Seizures, and a decreased level of consciousness (LOC). The patient may also develop central facial weakness, auditory receptive aphasia, hemiparesis, and ocular disturbances



Symptom: SEIZURES, SIMPLE PARTIALCause: Brain tumor
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Focal Seizures are commonly the earliest indicators of a brain tumor. The patient may report a morning headache, dizziness, confusion, vision loss, and motor and sensory disturbances. He may also develop aphasia, generalized Seizures, ataxia, a decreased LOC, papilledema, vomiting, increased systolic blood pressure, and widening pulse pressure. Eventually, he may assume a decorticate posture


Symptom: SEIZURES, GENERALIZED TONIC-CLONICCause: Brain tumor
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Generalized Seizures may occur, depending on the tumor-s location and type. Other findings include a slowly decreasing LOC, a morning headache, dizziness, confusion, focal Seizures, vision loss, motor and sensory disturbances, aphasia, and ataxia. Later findings include papilledema, vomiting, increased systolic blood pressure, widening pulse pressure and, eventually, a decorticate posture
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