temporal lobe epilepsy
CausesThe usual cause of this type of epilepsy is damage to the temporal lobe, which may be due to a birth injury, head injury, brain tumor, brain abscess, or stroke.
Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatmentAttacks of this form of epilepsy cause dreamlike states, unpleasant hallucinations of smell or taste, the perception of an illusory scene, or déjà vu. There may also be grimacing, rotation of the head and eyes, and sucking and chewing movements. The affected person may have no memory of activities during an attack, which can last for minutes or hours. Sometimes the seizure develops into a grand mal seizure.
Diagnosis and drug treatment is the same as for other forms of epilepsy.
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