This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is simple partial seizure. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how simple partial seizure will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a traditional question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.
Question # 1
A 75 year old male comes to the clinic became he has had several 3 minute episodes of twitching of the right arm since leaving the hospital 4 weeks ago for a left cerebral hemisphere inaction. A physical exam shows no issues except for mild right hemiparesis. What is the likely diagnosis?
Explanation: history of stroke + focal area of twitching = simple partial seizure
Page Updated: 03.28.2017