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Convulsión tonicoclónica generalizada - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Convulsión tónico-clónica; Convulsión de tipo gran mal; Crisis de gran mal; Convulsión generalizada

Definición:

Es una convulsión o crisis epiléptica que compromete todo el cuerpo. Los términos "crisis epiléptica", "convulsión" o "epilepsia" casi siempre están asociados con convulsiones tonicoclónicas generalizadas.

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Causas:

Las convulsiones tonicoclónicas generalizadas se pueden presentar en personas de cualquier edad. Pueden ocurrir una sola vez (episodio único) o como parte de una afección crónica y repetitiva (epilepsia).

Referencias

Duvivier EH, Pollack Jr CV. Seizures. In: Marx, JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009: chap 100.

Kornblau DH, Conway Jr EE, Caplen SM. Neurologic Disorders. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2009: chap 173.

Krumholz A, Wiebe S, Gronseth G, et al. Practice parameter: evaluating an apparent unprovoked first seizure in adults (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Neurology. 2007;69:1991-2007.

Schachter SC. Seizure disorders. Med Clin North Am. March 2009;93(2).

Trescher WH, Lesser RP. The Epilepsies. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jakovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa; Butterworth-Heinemann; 2008: chap 71.

Walker SP, Permezel M, Berkovic SF. The management of epilepsy in pregnancy. BJOG. 2009;116(6):758-67.

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