What Are Petit Mal Seizures?

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What are petit mal seizures?

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Petit mal seizures

Petit mal seizures, better known as absence seizures, often occur in children. And they are characterized by staring into space or by subtle body movements, such as eye blinking or lip smacking.

These seizures may occur in clusters and cause a brief loss of awareness.

Petit mal seizures are a type of generalized seizures involving abnormal electrical activity in all areas of the brain.

 

Keywords: petit mal seizures; petit mal seizure; absence seizures.

 

 

 

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