What are PLEDs?

PLEDs is an acronym which stands for periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges. What it means when translated is that the brain is experiencing abnormal electrical activity on one side. This electrical activity is picked up on the electroencephalogram (EEG), a standard diagnostic study to assess brain function. The EEG is especially valuable in the investigation of patients with known or suspected seizures. PLEDs are often caused or seen in acute ischemic stroke, tumors, hemorrhages or infection. 

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Epilepsy & Seizures Types

Epilepsy & Seizures Types

The type of seizure or epilepsy you have depends on your personal neurology and symptoms. Seizures are classified as either partial or generalized, depending on how the brain is affected. The location of seizure activity in the br...

ain determines the type of epilepsy you have. These categories can include temporal lobe epilepsy and frontal lobe epilepsy. Reflex epilepsy, also known as environmental epilepsy, is triggered by specific cues such as flashing lights or startling noises. Psychogenic seizures are a type of nonepileptic seizure resulting from stress, emotional trauma or mental illness.

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