petit mal epilepsy

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Related to Childhood absence epilepsy: Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
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Synonyms for petit mal epilepsy

epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)

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This study is an important milestone in our understanding of childhood absence epilepsy.
The study group enrolled 453 children newly diagnosed with childhood absence epilepsy from July 2004 to October 2007.
Even though there are some studies that showed decreased thalamic volume in patients with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) (3), this could be related to the differences in the study groups.
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