Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a sudden physiologic attack such as a seizure, stroke or headache.

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  • adj. of or relating to a seizure or convulsion

Etymologies

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ictus +‎ -al, from Latin a blow.

Examples

  • One Sick: well, having had just a few months I think of 'fits' I wish them on no one and yes, I could see with post ictal state that it would be hard to work and I would want people to get treatment.

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  • Acute prolonged confusion in later life as in ictal state.

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  • This is apparently an ictal anarthria with preserved internal speech.

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  • These patients also have focal seizures which are not Rolandic, with blindness, vertigo, and torsion of the body as ictal signs.

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  • This form of childhood epilepsy is occasionally listed among the primary generalized epilepsies despite its prominent focal features in the ictal and electroencephalographic semiology.

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  • This petit mal-free form is a special variant of primary generalized epilepsy which also shows slightly different inter-ictal bursts in the EEG.

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  • Some of these patients show focal motor or sensory ictal activity of leg predominance but, more often, the ictal symptoms do not correspond with the spike localization.

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  • While all of the ictal manifestations of primary generalized epilepsy tend to occur in children and adolescents, the absence status not only occurs in elderlies but may even have its onset in old age.

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  • The EEG shows endless sequences of ictal spike discharges during focal motor attacks but becomes uninformative in states of epilepsia partialis continua, which probably originate from deep structures or possibly from lamina V of the motor cortex without participation of the superficial layers.

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  • The first observation of the ictal EEG pattern of petit mal has been the starting point for numerous attempts to explain the phenomenon of primary generalized seizure discharges.

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