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Jacksonian seizures Epileptic activity that starts in one area of the motor cortex, spreads to contiguous regions, and produces progressive jerking of successive body parts is called jacksonian seizures , after H. Jackson. Usually, focal motor symptoms begin in one hand, then march up the arm. This has been termed as " jacksonian march ." In general, this condition placed under “Simple Partial Seizures” category in different classifications of epilepsy. Age - corresponds to the increase in all partial seizures with age. Physical – Clonic discharges in the sensorimotor cortex cause jerky, rhythmic movements that may remain restricted to one body segment or spread by "jacksonian march." Typical seizures are simple and motor, affect the face or arm, and occur soon after falling asleep or awakening. As it usually remits by age 16 years, this syndrome does not always require treatment. The physical exam may show subtle or obvious neurological focality.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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