NeurologyLive® Brain Games: November 19, 2023

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Test your neurology knowledge with NeurologyLive®'s weekly quiz series, featuring questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics. This week's topic is epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Welcome to NeurologyLive® Brain Games! This weekly quiz series, which goes live every Sunday morning, will feature questions on a variety of clinical and historical neurology topics, written by physicians, clinicians, and experts in the fields of neurological care and advocacy.

Test your mettle each week with 3 questions that cover a variety of aspects in the field of neurology, with a focus on dementia and Alzheimer disease, epilepsy and seizure disorders, headache and migraine, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, and stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

This week's questions include the theme of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

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Interested in submitting quiz questions? Contact our associate editorial director, Matt Hoffman, via email: mhoffman@neurologylive.com.

A patient presents with episodes of lip-smacking, rhythmic hand movements, and impaired awareness. EEG reveals spike and slow-wave discharges originating in the mesial temporal lobe. Which term best describes this seizure type?


In the context of epilepsy classification, what term is used to describe a seizure that begins focally but then spreads to involve the entire brain, leading to bilateral convulsive movements?


Which antiepileptic drug is a voltage-gated sodium channel blocker, primarily effective against focal seizures, and is associated with a higher risk of skin rash, including serious conditions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome?


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