Absence seizure: Introduction
Absence seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain resulting in a brief (10 - 30 seconds) alteration of consciousness. This type of seizure is more common in children. Seizures can occur a number of times in a day. The patient may or may not be aware that they have suffered a seizure.
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because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
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that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
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Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
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Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
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Definitions of Absence seizure:
A childhood seizure disorder characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the SEIZURES. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736)
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