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may develop after a particular identifiable event (e.g., asphyxia, head injury, meningitis), in which case it is called symptomatic epilepsy, or it may develop without any identifiable cause, and then it is called idiopathic epilepsy. Sometimes the term “secondary epilepsy” was used for symptomatic epilepsy and “primary epilepsy” for idiopathic epilepsy. But this is confusing and should not be done any more. In this manual the terms primary and secondary are only used in relation to seizures and not in relation to epilepsy. A secondary generalized seizure is a seizure which starts in one place and then becomes generalized, while a primary generalized seizure is
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  • Fall '15
  • Neurology, Seizure, excessive nerve-cell discharges

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