Convulsions are abnormal body movements where a muscle may contract and relax in succession. The effect is a type of seizure where the affects parts may shake. Epilepsy may often result in this type of convulsive seizure. Mild convulsive movements need to be distinguished from a variety of other involuntary movements ...

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Convulsion: Seizure. Abnormal electrical discharge of the brain causing a motor, sensory, or behavioral disturbance. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Causes of convulsions may include:

For a longer list, see the causes of seizures.

Similar Symptoms: See also the causes of various symptoms similar to convulsions, such as:

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Differential Diagnosis of Convulsions

Paroxysmal dystonia: The symptoms of paroxysmal dystonia can be similar to the symptoms of an epileptic fit. However, during an attack, only your muscles will be affected. Unlike epilepsy, you won't lose consciousness and you'll remain fully aware of ...2

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Causes List for Convulsions

Possible causes of Convulsions (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ bvmc/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ dystonia/ symptoms/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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