Epilepsy & Seizures
Dyscognitive focal status epilepticus
Dyscognitive seizures produce impairment in cognition, including perception, attention, emotion, memory, or the ability to perform complex executive functions. Dyscognitive focal status epilepticus often begins with a history of recurrent or prolonged focal seizures, or may follow or precede a generalized convulsive seizure. Variable confusion and responsiveness, impaired memory of the event, fluctuating or bizarre behavior, including automatisms, and sometimes aphasia, are usually present. EEG remains essential for diagnosis.
May. 10, 2021