Focal Complex (unaware) Seizure

Symptoms

  • Sometimes aura
  • Last < 1min
  • Disturbed awareness
  • Sometimes semi-purposeful behaviors/automatisms: lip smacking, finger fumbling
  • Don't recall event
  • Symptoms vary w/site of seizure focus
  • Temporal lobe: Picking up object w/o reason, lip smacking, confusion, muttering

Physical Exam Findings

  • Not fully aware/alert
  • Sometimes semi-purposeful behaviors/automatisms: lip smacking, finger fumbling
  • Temporal lobe focus: picking up object w/o reason, lip smacking, confusion, muttering

Sub-Diseases