Jacksonian seizures usually only affect one side of the body. The seizure usually begins with a tingling or twitching sensation in a small area such as:
- Corner of the mouth
The sensation then spreads to a larger area of the body.
Other symptoms may include:
- Licking lips
- Fumbling with clothing
- Rhythmic hand movements
- Head turning
- Eye movement
- Muscle cramping
Causes and Risk Factors
Jacksonian seizures can be linked to multiple sclerosis (MS).
Patients over the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing the condition.
Underlying causes that have been linked to Jacksonian seizures include:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Brain injury
- Lesion on the frontal lobe of the brain, such as an atriovenous malformation