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Seizure Versus Syncope

Carl W. Bazil

in Epilepsy

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Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0007

Series: What Do I Do Now

Seizure Versus Syncope

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Sudden loss of awareness could represent syncope or seizure. History is usually helpful in making the diagnosis, as characteristics such as tongue biting, incontinence, and postictal confusion are more suggestive of seizure.

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Subjects: Neurology

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