temporal lobe seizure
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temporal lobe seizureA simple or complex seizure caused by abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobes, which may result in transient changes in movement, sensation, autonomic function, alertness and awareness.
Temporary paralysis, sleep paralysis, fear sensation, hallucinations (e.g., delusion of lycanthropy, or misinterpreted as UFO abductions). Temporal lobe seizures may occur in anyone at any age, as a single episode, or as a chronic seizure disorder.
Abnormal electrical activity on EEG.
Temporal lobe damage (trauma, hypoxia), ischaemia and/or infarction, tumours, infection or any other discrete lesion.
Phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, valproate.