liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

Jacksonian Epilepsy

-- = aka Jacksonian siezure or march
--named for the guy who figured it out
--involves progression of the location of the seizure in the brain --> a "march" of motor presentation
--initiated with abnormal electrical activity in primary motor cortex
--why this kind is unique: it travels through the primary motor cortex in a succession, affecting the corresponding muscles, often beginning with the fingers
--felt as tingling in fingers, then hand
--moves more proximal
--S/Sx: head/eye movements, tingling, numbness, smacking lips, muscle contractions
Tags: brain, epilepsy, nervous system

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