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Jacksonian Seizure


What is Jacksonian Seizure?

Jacksonian seizure also known as Jacksonian march is a specific form of epilepsy. This form of brain disorder involves a movement or progression of the seizure location in the brain, which further results in marching of motor representation of seizure symptoms. This disorder involves brief changes in movements, sensation or nervous function which is caused by abnormal electrical activity in a small area of the brain.

Jacksonian seizures are started with abnormal electrical activity within the primary motor cortex. They have a unique characteristic which makes them travel through the primary motor cortex in quick progression affecting all the corresponding muscles. They many a times begin with fingers.

History of Jacksonian Seizure

Jacksonian Seizure is named after the discoverer of the disease, John Hughlings Jackson a neurologist from England whose research led to the discovery of initiation point of the seizure in the year 1863. Dr. Jackson was one among the esteemed figures of 19th century medicine world.

Symptoms of Jacksonian Seizure

  1. Symptoms start in one part of the body, then spread to another. Abnormal movements may occur in the hand or foot
  2. They move up the limb as activity moves ahead in the brain.
  3. People can remember all the things which are occurring during the attach of seizure.
  4. Head turning
  5. Eye movements
  6. Lip smacking
  7. Mouth movements
  8. Drooling
  9. Rhythmic muscle contractions in a part of the body
  10. Abnormal numbness
  11. Tingling
  12. Crawling sensation over the skin