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Epilepsy complications
Epilepsy

Complications could include:

  • A cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. Learn the signs of a stroke, and the importance of getting treatment q...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sixth nerve palsy is a disorder affecting the sixth nerve, which supplies the lateral rectus muscle.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stroke (a "brain attack") is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hemianopsia is a loss of vision in half of the visual field of one eye or both eyes. Common causes are stroke, brain tumor, and trauma to the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dysarthria is a motor-speech disorder. It causes the inability to coordinate or control the muscles in your face, mouth, and respiratory system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Agnosia is a neuropsychological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize common objects, people, or sounds, in the absence of perceptual disability.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An epidural hematoma occurs when blood fills the area between the skull and the protective covering of the brain. It usually results from a traumatic injury to the head, and puts you at risk for brain damage or death.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Neurologically based learning problems are considered learning disorders (or learning disabilities). These disorders make it hard to understand and retain information. They can affect academic and social development.
    Source:HLCMS
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