Atonic seizures

Encyclopedia of Epilepsy for Patients

Atonic seizures Atonic seizures are a rarer type of epileptic seizures (less than 1% of all seizures with epilepsy). They occur in some severe forms of epilepsy, with onset in early childhood, such as Lennox-gasto syndrome. Atonic attacks are manifested by a sudden loss of muscle tone, the patient ” goes limp “and falls (slowly”settles”). …

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