TABLE 22-1. - MAJOR SEIZURE CATEGORIES

  1. Seizures of general onset
    1. Grand mal (generalized motor)
    2. Petit mal (absence)
  2. Seizures of focal (partial) onset with or without secondary generalization to major motor manifestations.
    1. Simple partial (focal) seizures (elementary cortex involvement).
      1. Motor cortex (Jacksonian)
      2. Sensory cortex
        • Somatosensory
        • Auditory-vestibular
        • Visual
        • Olfactory-gustatory (uncinate)
    2. Complex partial (focal) seizures (limbic seizures)
  3. Continuous seizures
    1. Generalized (status epilepticus)
    2. Focal (epilepsia partialis continua)
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