postictal phase

postictal phase (pōstik´təl),

n the period during which a patient recovers after an epileptic seizure. Also known as the
postconvulsion phase.
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1) Patients in the postictal phase can represent a risk to themselves and/or to others in the immediate area.
Postictal phase is characterized by unresponsiveness, muscular flaccidity and excessive salivation that can cause stridorous breathing.
Pre-existing psychotic symptoms may improve following seizure episodes, [17] and new psychotic symptoms may emerge in the interictal and postictal phase of a seizure disorder.
She has mild muscle soreness and gait instability, which is attributed to a presumed postictal phase.
The team thinks that her symptoms are part of a postictal phase of an unwitnessed seizure.
7, 8) Hyperactivity on FDG-PET may also be seen during the immediate postictal phase.
The one reported case of a GHB withdrawal seizure describes a patient who had violent agitation following treatment with IV diazepam, biting staff while in the postictal phase (Chew & Fernando 2004).
2002) reported on three patients who committed suicide during the postictal phase.
The patient is additionally at increased risk for uncontrolled behavior and falls during a seizure as well as during the postictal phase of the seizure.