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Cluster Seizures Are Shorter Than Isolated Seizures

They are also more likely to take place in the frontal and temporal lobes.



To determine the unique characteristics of cluster seizures, investigators looked at 92 subjects, 83% of whom had at least one seizure cluster. They found that seizures occurring within a cluster were significantly shorter than the last seizure that occurred in the cluster. They also discovered that the terminal seizure in a cluster is similar to duration in isolated seizures that are not part of a cluster. Finally, the researchers found that cluster seizures are more likely to occur in the frontal and temporal lobes.

Ferastraoaru V, Schulze-Bonhage A, Lipton RB, Dumpelmann M, Legatt AD, Hunt SR. Termination of seizure clusters is related to duration of focal seizures. Epilepsia. 2016;57(6):889-895.

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