Neurology Quiz #30: Seizures

1. A 7-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician by his parents who report episodes of sudden, brief lapses in consciousness without any preceding warning. During these episodes, the child stares blankly for a few seconds and does not respond to his name. Immediately afterward, he continues his activities as if nothing happened. Which of the following types of seizures is this child most likely experiencing? 

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2. A 25-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after experiencing a convulsive episode witnessed by her friend. She had generalized stiffening followed by rhythmic jerking of her limbs, which lasted for 3 minutes. After the episode, she was confused and drowsy for about 15 minutes. Which of the following is the most likely type of seizure she experienced? 

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3. A 32-year-old man experiences a seizure characterized by sudden jerking movements of his right arm without loss of consciousness. The seizure lasts for approximately 30 seconds. Which of the following types of seizures is most consistent with this presentation? 

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4. A 40-year-old man with a history of epilepsy has a seizure that starts with a feeling of fear and a strange taste in his mouth, followed by impairment of consciousness and repetitive chewing movements. Which of the following types of seizures is this presentation most indicative of? 

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5. A 3-year-old boy presents with episodes of sudden, brief muscle weakness leading to falls without loss of consciousness. These episodes are triggered by strong emotions, especially laughter. Which of the following types of seizures does this presentation most likely represent? 

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