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please tell me what is difference between a seizures & a spasm?
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please tell me what is difference between a seizures & a spasm?
I think the most simple difference is seizures affect the whole body, versus spasms affecting particular muscles.

Other then that, I dont even know.
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Which spasm are you referring to?

Muscular spasm!
Infantile spasm!
Carpopedal spasm!

The term spasm is very broad and can have different meanings and it's usually not a professional medical term used by people to refer to a localized muscular contraction.
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Which spasm are you referring to?

Muscular spasm!
Infantile spasm!
Carpopedal spasm!

The term spasm is very broad and can have different meanings and it's usually not a professional medical term used by people to refer to a localized muscular contraction.
I am talking about Infantile spasms:sorry:
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I am talking about Infantile spasms:sorry:
Infantile spasm is just one of the types of seizures that affect children.
You can read any standard reference for more details about it.
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Seizure and spasm represents the symptoms of many diseases.The infantile spasms which are commonly observed in infants when they suffered from childhood epilepsy and the major reason behind this spasms are difficulty in managing seizure.So seizure and spasms are interconnected.
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