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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The convulsions were preceded by aura, described by the patient as heaviness in head, and were generalized tonic–clonic in nature, each episode lasting for 1–2 min followed by 15–20 min of postictal confusion. Medically, she was initially treated with valproic acid with a starting dose of 1000 mg/day, gradually increased to 2500 mg/day.
The episodes are characterized by capping gaze and verbal automatisms and are followed by postictal confusion syndrome.
A 19-year-old girl presented with complaints of three episodes which mimic seizures during sleep over the past 3 months, first episode was characterized by loss of consciousness, tonic-clonic movements of both upper and lower limb, upward rolling of eyeballs, and tongue bite with postictal confusion lasting for 10 minutes, and the subsequent episodes were characterized by tonic-clonic movements of both upper and lower limbs and chanting "om namashivaya," followed by unresponsiveness lasting for 10 to 15 minutes.