Differential diagnosis of seizures.

  title={Differential diagnosis of seizures.},
  author={Martha J. Morrell},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={11 4},
Distinguishing epileptic events from nonepileptic paroxysmal neurologic events represents a common diagnostic challenge. Syncope, either cardiac or noncardiac, can appear similar to atonic and even convulsive seizures. Breath holding and benign paroxysmal vertigo in children may be confused with epilepsy. Classic migraine, transient global amnesia, and transient ischemic attacks may resemble epileptic seizures. Sleep disorders, including nocturnal movements, parasomnias, and narcolepsy also may… CONTINUE READING


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