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Mandatory seizures

Epileptic spasms are a mandatory seizure type, these usually occur in a series on awakening but may also occur in sleep. If spasms are asynchronous, asymmetric or unilateral this suggests seizure onset in a focal region of the brain.

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Focal seizures may occur, these may lead into a series of spasms, or may occur at the end of a series of spasms.

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