secondary generalized epilepsy
sec·on·dar·y gen·er·al·ized ep·i·lep·sy
a group of epilepsy syndromes of diverse etiologies with diffuse or multifocal cerebral involvement. Patients typically have a variety of generalized seizure types, including tonic, atonic, myoclonic, atypical absence, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Partial seizures may also occur. One classic syndrome is the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Synonym(s): symptomatic epilepsy
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