simple seizure


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simple seizure

A seizure in which there is no loss of consciousness.
See also: seizure
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Overall, 78(78%) patients had simple seizures. Only 30(30%) patients had positive family history and 35(35%) had recurrence of seizures during the same episode of illness.
Single-episode category patients had increased frequency of simple seizures. ARI was the commonest cause in 72(72%) patients; 77(77%) had anaemia and mean Hb% was 9.921.57gm/dl.
These terms refer to the effect of such a seizure on consciousness; simple seizures cause no interruption to consciousness (although they may cause sensory distortions or other sensations), whereas complex seizures interrupt consciousness to varying degrees.