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Seizure Disorders

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness. Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with epilepsy. NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
4506
Concept ID:
C0014544
Disease or Syndrome
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Seizures

MedGen UID:
409523
Concept ID:
C1959629
Finding
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Focal epilepsy

Conditions characterized by recurrent paroxysmal neuronal discharges which arise from a focal region of the brain. Partial seizures are divided into simple and complex, depending on whether consciousness is unaltered (simple partial seizure) or disturbed (complex partial seizure). Both types may feature a wide variety of motor, sensory, and autonomic symptoms. Partial seizures may be classified by associated clinical features or anatomic location of the seizure focus. A secondary generalized seizure refers to a partial seizure that spreads to involve the brain diffusely. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
41836
Concept ID:
C0014547
Disease or Syndrome
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Seizure

MedGen UID:
506957
Concept ID:
CN178372
Disease or Syndrome
5.

Epilepsy, lateral temporal lobe, autosomal dominant

Autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features (ADPEAF) is an idiopathic focal epilepsy syndrome with auditory symptoms and/or receptive aphasia as prominent ictal manifestations. The most common auditory symptoms are simple unformed sounds including humming, buzzing, or ringing; less common forms are distortions (e.g., volume changes) or complex sounds (e.g., specific songs or voices). Ictal receptive aphasia consists of a sudden onset of inability to understand language in the absence of general confusion. Less commonly, other ictal symptoms may occur, including sensory symptoms (visual, olfactory, vertiginous, or cephalic), or motor, psychic, and autonomic symptoms. Most affected individuals have secondarily generalized seizures, usually accompanied by simple partial and complex partial seizures, with auditory symptoms as a major simple partial seizure manifestation. Some persons have seizures precipitated by sounds such as a ringing telephone. Age at onset ranges from four to 50 years but is usually in adolescence or early adulthood. The clinical course of ADPEAF is benign. Seizures are usually well controlled after initiation of medical therapy. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
325326
Concept ID:
C1838062
Disease or Syndrome
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Autosomal dominant inheritance

Autosomal dominant inheritance refers to genetic conditions that occur when a mutation is present in one copy of a given gene (i.e., the person is heterozygous). [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
141047
Concept ID:
C0443147
Genetic Function; Intellectual Product
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Auras

Subjective ictal phenomena that, in a given patient, may precede observable seizures; if alone, constitute a if alone, constitute a simple partial seizure. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
65921
Concept ID:
C0236018
Finding
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Unspecified encephalopathy

Encephalopathy is a term that means brain disease, damage, or malfunction. In general, encephalopathy is manifested by an altered mental state. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
39314
Concept ID:
C0085584
Disease or Syndrome
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