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Simple Partial Seizures Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Jane G Boggs, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
 
Updated: Feb 22, 2016
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Atypical facial pain
  • Benign epilepsy syndromes
  • Brainstem syndromes
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Cervical disk syndromes
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hypoglycemic episodes
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Migraines
  • Myoclonus
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychosis

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Jane G Boggs, MD Associate Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia

Jane G Boggs, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

Selim R Benbadis, MD Professor, Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Selim R Benbadis, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society

Disclosure: Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for: Cyberonics; Eisai; Lundbeck; Sunovion; UCB; Upsher-Smith<br/>Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Cyberonics; Eisai; Glaxo Smith Kline; Lundbeck; Sunovion; UCB<br/>Received research grant from: Cyberonics; Lundbeck; Sepracor; Sunovion; UCB; Upsher-Smith.

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