absence seizures


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absence seizures

PETIT MAL attacks. See also EPILEPSY.
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6] The types of epilepsy encountered in autistic patients cover the full spectrum of seizure types, including infantile spasms, complex partial seizures, absence seizures (typical and atypical), generalized tonic clonic seizures and myoclonic seizures.
Depakote, Depakote ER (in adults and children), Depakote Sprinkle Capsules, and Depacon are indicated for the treatment of complex partial seizures and simple and complex absence seizures.
Absence seizures are a type of generalized seizures, with electrical activity involving both sides of the brain.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Depakote(R) ER (divalproex sodium extended-release) tablets for sole and adjunctive therapy to treat complex partial seizures and simple and complex absence seizures in adults with epilepsy.
Depacon is also indicated for use as sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of patients with simple and complex absence seizures, and adjunctively in patients with multiple seizure types that include absence seizures.
Indicated for childhood absence seizures - not effective for generalized tonic -clonic or partial seizures
Several unexpected findings have already surfaced in the search for genetic clues to epilepsy, including a link between mutations in the GLUT-1 gene (a glucose transporter to the brain) and paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia and a wide spectrum of idiopathic generalized epilepsies, particularly those with absence seizures.
He has had myoclonic seizures, where part of his body jerks; absence seizures, where he stares into space; and tonic-clonic seizures, which is what we describe as the 'big shaky' ones.
Notably, these mice were prone to intermittent absence seizures.
AI presume you mean he is having petit mal seizures; the English name for them is absence seizures - one of the most common types of epilepsy to affect children.