Epilepsy & Seizures
Aphasic seizures are a specific type of inhibitory seizure, thus, they do not cause positive symptoms but disrupt ongoing cognitive tasks involving language. Aphasic status epilepticus should be considered in patients with transient and sustained aphasia not better explained by acute acquired brain lesion (stroke). EEG and brain imaging can help differentiate an aphasic seizure from aphasia due to other causes.
Feb. 02, 2014