Chapter

Absence Seizures

Gregory L. Holmes

in Pediatric Neurology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394580
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322923 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394580.003.001

Series: What Do I Do Now?

Absence Seizures

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Absence seizures are brief generalized seizures during which the child is partially or totally unaware. Differentiating absence seizures from other seizure types and daydreaming may be challenging, but to avoid inappropriate therapy, this distinction is important. The clinical EEG features of this condition are discussed.

Chapter.  1022 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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