Chapter 2: Complex medical situations
A seizure is the result of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. A patient may be at risk for a seizure for a number of reasons, including:
- A primary brain tumour.
- Spread of cancer to the brain (metastasis).
- Metabolic causes.
- Blood abnormalities.
Seizures have a range of physical presentations and may present with varying levels of intensity, including:
- Physical convulsions.
- A blank stare.
- Focal limb stiffness or twitching.
- Changes in consciousness.