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Focal clonic seizure of epilepsia partialis continua progressing to hemiconvulsions

Focal clonic seizure of epilepsia partialis continua progressing to hemiconvulsions

Video-EEG of a 12-year-old girl with epilepsia partialis continua of unknown etiology. Note fast (3 to 10 Hz) twitching of the left eyelid also spreading to the right side. The seizure progressed to left-sided tonic and then clonic convulsions mainly affecting the face and upper limb. (From Panayiotopoulos CP. The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management. Oxford: Bladon Medical Publishing, 2005. Used with permission of the publisher).

Associated Disorders

  • Alexander disease
  • Alpers disease
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Central nervous system vasculitis
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular stroke
  • Cortical dysplasia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
  • Glioblastoma
  • Gliomatosis cerebri
  • Hemiclonic seizure
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Jacksonian march
  • Kozhevnikov- Rasmussen syndrome
  • Mitochondrial encephalopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes
  • Nonketotic hyperosmolar hyperglycemia
  • Panayiotopoulos syndrome
  • Paraneoplastic encephalitis
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Rasmussen syndrome
  • Rolandic epilepsy
  • Rolandic partial epilepsy
  • Russian spring-summer encephalitis
  • Todd paralysis