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Can nerve damage in left shoulder, causing paresthesia of left arm & hand, trigger a seizure? If the arm is repeatedly "punched," could moderate to severe nerve damage occur resulting in a seizure?


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replied February 25th, 2008
Neurological Disorders Answer A3729
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Current medical status: Healthy 23 yo male experienced seizure after 4 days of left arm paresthesia and left hand continuous throbbing. Total of 3 seizures in less than 24 hours. Head CT negative; chemistry & hematology negative; ECG normal. MRI results pending along with labs for autoimmune diseases/syndrome. Current dx is partial seizure.
Current medical treatment: Depakote 1000mg BID and Keppra 500mg TID



Nerve damage can cause paresthesia (tingling), pain, fasciculations, muscle weakness etc. but can’t trigger a seizure. Seizures are provoked only by brain damage.


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