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Parietal lobe epilepsy

The word 'parietal' comes from the Latin word for wall, so in this context it means the side walls to the brain. Parietal lobe seizures are rare.

Seizures coming from the parietal area usually result in strange sensations and know as sensory seizures. These may include a tingling, or warmness, and they often happen only down one side of the body.

Some people say their arms and legs feel bigger or smaller than usual, and areas of the body might go numb.

There is a risk of misdiagnosis as the symptoms can be strange or even showing an often normal EEG even when during a seizure.

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The total number of children aged 4 years and under with epilepsy is approximately 1 in 509.

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