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Complex Partial Epilepsy (Psychomotor Epilepsy) Summary

Description: A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8)

Also Known As: Psychomotor Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Complex Partial; Cryptogenic Partial Complex Epilepsy; Disorder, Complex Partial Seizures; Epilepsy, Cryptogenic, Partial Complex Show All >>

Networked: 110 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 16 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Complex Partial Epilepsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 24 Generic
  2. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 51 Generic
  3. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 45 Generic
  4. Tetanus Toxin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  5. Vigabatrin : 2 studies in 10 results : FDA 2
  6. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 1 study in 7 results : FDA 9 Generic
  7. Prostaglandins E (PGE) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  8. Alfentanil (Alfenta) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 2 Generic
  9. Prolactin : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  10. Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime (Ceretec) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 1
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Diseases Related to Complex Partial Epilepsy

  1. Agammaglobulinemia (Hypogammaglobulinemia)
  2. Seizures (Seizure)
  3. Generalized Epilepsy
  4. Epilepsy (Aura)
  5. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Complex Partial Epilepsy

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  1. Electrodes (Electrode) : 1 outcome in 13 results
  2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation : 1 study in 3 results
  3. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy : 1 study in 2 results
  4. Deep Brain Stimulation : 1 result
  5. Meditation : 1 result
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