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Differential Diagnosis 

Differential Diagnosis
Differential Diagnosis

Bassel Abou-Khalil

and Karl E Misulis

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date: 23 April 2021

The dictionary definition of seizure includes events caused by epileptic discharges as well as non-epileptic events. In medicine we distinguish between epileptic and non-epileptic events, based on whether there is a cerebral electrical discharge responsible for the event. Other conditions which can clinically resemble epileptic seizures include syncope, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, some movement disorders, and others. The differential diagnosis of seizures and clues to diagnosis are discussed.

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