What Do You Know about Absence Seizures?

What do you know about absence seizures?


Absence seizures

Absence seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, is one type of generalized seizures. These Seizures appear to involve all areas of the brain.

They often occur in children and 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.

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