petit mal 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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In this way, they evaluated 509 seizures on a sample of children (n= 70) with Childhood Absence Epilepsy.
Childhood absence epilepsy is usually easily treatable with antiepileptic medications and has a good long-term outcome if diagnosed and treated appropriately.
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Doctors at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital have claimed that ethosuximide, one of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy.
Among the epilepsy group, 99 of the children had complex partial seizures, and 68 children had childhood absence epilepsy.
Among the epilepsy group, 99 had complex partial seizures, and 68 had childhood absence epilepsy.
Although there are some articles related the size of the thalamus is similar or greater in the patients with absence epilepsy than controls, there is also a contrary finding which shows the thalamus size is smaller in childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) patients (3).
Absence seizures must be the initial and most prominent type of seizure for the diagnosis of childhood absence epilepsy.
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