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What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe epilepsy involves disturbances in the behavioral and motor centers of the brain. Those with this type of epilepsy tend to be more likely to have stiffness or jerking on one side of the body.

Frontal lobe epilepsy is the second most common local epilepsy type and may be due to trauma, tumors and vascular malformations of the frontal lobes. The seizures typically occur during sleep and may be brief. They may look like a generalized convulsion, but without loss of consciousness, or may present with thrashing movements, flailing or stiffening of the limbs.

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