Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizure Evaluation
The evaluation of a tonic clonic seizure begins with a history and physical examination.
Between seizures, the physical exam in someone with tonic clonic seizures is usually normal.
Physical findings in someone with a tonic clonic seizure may include:
- Arm numbness (unilateral)
- Leg numbness (unilateral)
- Hand numbness (unilateral)
- Arm weakness (unilateral)
- Leg weakness (unilateral)
- Facial weakness (unilateral):
- Stiff neck
- Difficulty with balance
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
Tests may be necessary to make the diagnosis of a tonic clonic seizure.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a tonic clonic seizure include:
- Blood glucose
- Coagulation profile
- Complete blood count
- Serum drug levels
- Kidney profile
- Liver profile
- CT scan of the brain
- MRI scan of the brain
- PET scan
- Lumbar puncture with spinal fluid analysis
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