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Seizure. 1993 Sep;2(3):201-3.

Premonitory symptoms in epilepsy.

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Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY 10003.

Abstract

We studied premonitory symptoms in 128 patients with partial and 20 patients with primary generalized epilepsy. Sixty symptoms were reported by 43 (29%) patients, all of whom had partial seizure disorders (P < .01). Symptoms began at least 30 minutes before seizure onset, lasted 10 minutes to 3 days, and were continuous. Irritability, depression, headache, 'funny feeling', and confusion were the most common symptoms. Premonitory symptoms are a warning system in some patients and may permit therapeutic interventions.

PMID:
8162384
DOI:
10.1016/s1059-1311(05)80128-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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