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Here is a quick mnemonic “PRINCIPAL to remember about Focal Sensory Seizures

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Focal Sensory Seizures : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Postcentral or precentral gyrus lesions cause these seizures.
  • R – Rushing feeling or sense of warmth may accompany focal sensory seizures.
  • I – Indicative of cortical representation, symptoms typically begin in specific body parts like the arm, hand, face, or foot.
  • N – Neurological symptoms of tingling and other complex sensations are common.
  • C – Cortical spread follows a Jacksonian march pattern.
  • I – Intermittent seizures may last seconds or persist for hours.
  • P – Persistent seizures can lead to loss of consciousness.
  • A – Additional symptoms include a sense of movement without detectable motion.
  • L – Lesions in the area of the postcentral or precentral gyrus are the principal cause of these seizures.

Mnemonic : PRINCIPAL

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