Symptoms and Signs of Seizures Emergencies

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Medically Reviewed on 3/11/2019

Doctor's Notes on Seizures Emergencies

Seizures emergencies are situations or problems related to seizures that need emergency care or intervention (call 911; take patient to an emergency department). Signs and symptoms of seizure emergencies include seizures that do not stop after a few minutes, prolonged confusion post seizure (about 10-15 min.), not responsive after the seizure ends, difficulty breathing, injury during a seizure, a first-time seizure or, if the person is a known seizure patient, a major change in seizure activity not usual for the person.

Many times, the cause or trigger of a seizure is unknown. However, some triggers of seizures may include brain injury or trauma, brain tumors, brain infections, fever, drugs, alcohol, flashing lights, stress, and lack of sleep.

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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.