Pediatric convulsions

Pediatrician Wendy Mitchell, MD Neurology, explains the different types of pediatric convulsions and the signs and symptoms of each type of convulsion
The Signs & Symptoms Of Pediatric Convulsions
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Pediatric convulsions

Comment
14
Like
14
Transcription: 
A convulsion is a seizure. It's also what we call a fit and what most people think of when they think of a seizure. It's the most common type in most people's minds, but not necessarily the most common type of seizure that occurs. It is broken down most of the time into. One is called tonic, which is the medical word for getting stiff; and clonic, which is the medical word for jerking. A patient who has a convulsion usually gets stiff, falls -- unless they are already in the bed -- starts jerking all over, and then relaxes at the end. During the initial time when they are stiff is usually the time where they have bitten their tongue, their lip, or the inside of their mouth. During the end phase of it, when they relax and the whole body goes limp is commonly when they'll wet themselves; which is also part of many convulsions.

Pediatrician Wendy Mitchell, MD Neurology, explains the different types of pediatric convulsions and the signs and symptoms of each type of convulsion

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Wendy Mitchell, MD

Pediatrician, Neurology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Wendy Mitchell, MD, is Professor of Clinical Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. She is acting Division Head of Neurology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where she has practiced for over 30 years. She is a native of Los Angeles. Her current research interests include cognitive and behavioral aspects of childhood epilepsy, clinical research in anticonvulsants, and a rare immune-mediated syndrome, opsoclonus-myoclonus (or dancing eyes syndrome). In her free time she enjoys scuba diving and yoga.

More Parenting Videos from Wendy Mitchell, MD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter