EPC seizures are most common in the hands and face (focal). Symptoms may include:
- Twitching of the muscles in the face or hands
- Muscle weakness after the seizure
- Jerky or rhythmic movements
- Altered senses
In some cases other areas of the body, such as the legs, may be affected.
Causes and Risk Factors
The cause of EPC is often unknown.
EPC in adults is sometimes linked to damage in the brain tissue from a stroke.
EPC in children is linked to:
- Rasmussen's encephalitis
- Chronic viral infections
- Autoimmune disorders
- Unusual brain development