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| Generalized tonic-clonic ||"Grand mal"; may be secondarily generalized from a focus|
| Absence ||"Petit mal"; "spike wave stupor"|
| Myoclonic ||May be primary or secondary|
| Tonic ||Pediatric; often with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome|
| Atonic/akinetic ||Pediatric; often with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome|
| Clonic ||Infants|
|Partial (focal) onset |
| Simple partial ||Motor: epilepsia partialis continua|
Sensory (rare or rarely diagnosed)
Autonomic (rare or rarely diagnosed)
Psychic (fear, emotional content)
| Complex partial ||Includes impairment of consciousness|
| Neonatal/pediatric ||Includes electrographic SE of sleep, infantile spasms|
| "Subtle" status||  |
Adapted from: Drislane FW. Status epilepticus. In: Schachter SC, Schomer DL, eds. The comprehensive evaluation and treatment of epilepsy. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1997. p. 149-172.
With permission from Elsevier (www.elsevier.com).
Reviewed January 2004 by Thaddeus Walczak, MD, MINCEP® Epilepsy Care, Minneapolis, MN.