Disease Information for Absence seizure

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Brief lapses/speech/activities
Cataplexy-like attacks
Drop attacks
Falling
Disease Progression
Course/Paroxysmal
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EEG/Seizure activity abnormality
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cerebral vascular accident
Convulsions (grand mal)
Psychogenic spells/pseudoseizure
Syncope/Fainting
Transient ischemic attack/cerebral
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Epileptiform/epileptic disorder
Pathophysiology/Gene locus 8q24
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
PROCESS/Partial seizure type (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anticonvulsants
RX/Clonazepam (Klonopin)
RX/Valproic/divalproex (Depakote/Epival)
Other Treatments
TX/Ketogenic diet
Definition

A childhood seizure disorder characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of geneneralized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the seizure. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736)

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