Indira Prabha, M. Lavanya Bai
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a disorder of brain which predisposes to produce seizures. The present study is on focal seizures in which the diagnosis can be established in most of the cases and appropriate diagnosis is important for early and effective treatment, and thus complications can be decreased. We wanted to study the clinical profile and work up of diagnosis of focal seizures in children. METHODS This is a hospital based prospective conducted in the department of paediatrics, King George Hospital, for period of 1 year with 50 children. RESULTS The mean age of occurrence was 4.5 years. Male to female ratio was 1.7:1. All children had motor symptoms. Sensory symptoms were observed in only 6% of children. Focal dyscognitive seizures were the commonest type of focal seizures. Right sided (62%) focal seizures were common than left focal (38%). CONCLUSIONS Focal seizures with loss of consciousness was the commonest type followed by secondary generalization in focal seizures and focal seizures without loss of consciousness.