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Category:Absence Epilepsy
Created 8 October 2007  +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefiningCitation Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736  +
Definition A childhood seizure disorder characterized 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 (MeSH). yoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures (MeSH).
DefinitionSource MeSH +
Id birnlex_12742  +
Label Absence Epilepsy  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 May 2009 22:12:43  +
ModifiedDate 29 May 2009  +
SuperCategory Generalized Epilepsy  +
Synonym Childhood Absence Epilepsy  +, Akinetic Petit Mal  +, Pyknolepsy  +, Absence Seizure Disorder  +, Petit Mal Convulsion  +, Juvenile Absence Epilepsy  +, Absence Seizure  +, Pykno-Epilepsy  +, Atonic Absence Seizure  +, Minor Epilepsy  +, Petit Mal Epilepsy  +
Categories Generalized Epilepsy
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