Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Epilepsy and Seizure-related Conditions

Amy Kao, MD


January 12, 2016

Epilepsy is a medical disorder marked by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. In 2014, the International League Against Epilepsy Epilepsy Guidelines Task Force expanded the practical definition of epilepsy to include having at least two unprovoked seizures more than 24 hours apart, having one unprovoked seizure and a probability of further seizures of at least 60%, and a diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome. The clinical signs and symptoms of seizures depend on the location of the epileptic discharges in the cerebral cortex and the extent and pattern of the propagation of the epileptic discharges in the brain. Do you know what to look for and best practices? Test yourself with our short quiz.


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