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Absence seizure

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Absence seizure is available below.

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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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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