What should be the focus of the neurologic exam for first adult seizure?

Updated: Nov 30, 2017
  • Author: Eissa Ibrahim AlEissa, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The neurologic examination should be directed at finding clinical evidence of a focal brain lesion, and a general physical examination should be performed to exclude a non-neurologic cause of the seizure. [30]

Pay attention to the presence of signs traumatic injuries to any part of the body, especially a tongue bite, which is highly specific in epileptic seizures. [31, 32]


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