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 DeCS Categories

C10 Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228 Central Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228.140 Brain Diseases .
C10.228.140.490 Epilepsy .
C10.228.140.490.375 Epilepsy, Generalized .
C10.228.140.490.375.260 Epilepsy, Absence .
C10.228.140.490.493 Epileptic Syndromes .
C10.228.140.490.493.125 Epilepsy, Absence .
 
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Epilepsy, Absence .
Absence Seizure Disorder .
Childhood Absence Epilepsy .
Epilepsy Juvenile Absence .
Epilepsy, Absence, Atypical .
Epilepsy, Petit Mal .
Juvenile Absence Epilepsy .
Pykno-Epilepsy .
Seizure Disorder, Absence .
Absence Epilepsies, Childhood .
Absence Epilepsies, Juvenile .
Absence Epilepsy .
Absence Epilepsy, Childhood .
Absence Epilepsy, Juvenile .
Absence Seizure Disorders .
Childhood Absence Epilepsies .
Epilepsies, Childhood Absence .
Epilepsies, Juvenile Absence .
Epilepsy Juvenile Absences .
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence .
Epilepsy, Juvenile Absence .
Juvenile Absence Epilepsies .
Juvenile Absence, Epilepsy .
Juvenile Absences, Epilepsy .
Minor Epilepsies .
Minor Epilepsy .
Petit Mal Epilepsies .
Petit Mal, Akinetic .
Pykno Epilepsy .
Pykno-Epilepsies .
Pyknolepsies .
Seizure Disorders, Absence .
Akinetic Petit Mal .
Pyknolepsy .
Petit Mal Epilepsy .
Epilepsy, Minor .
EPILEPSY, PETIT MAL .
A seizure disorder usually occurring in childhood characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized 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 SEIZURES. 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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