postictal confusion


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postictal confusion

Confusion that follows a seizure. It usually resolves in an hour unless complicated by head injury, hypoxia, or status epilepticus.
See: epilepsy
See also: confusion
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Typical absence seizures are characterized by sudden, brief lapses of consciousness without loss of postural control which lasts for only seconds with consciousness returning as suddenly as it was lost and there is no postictal confusion.
Postictal confusion is common after GTCSs and some patients may be transiently confused or psychotic.
Frontal lobe epilepsy can present with bilateral asynchronous motor activity with consciousness during the event and a lack of postictal confusion.