childhood absence epilepsy


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Related to childhood absence epilepsy: Juvenile Absence Epilepsy

child·hood ab·sence ep·i·lep·sy

[MIM*600131]
a generalized epilepsy syndrome characterized by the onset of absence seizures in childhood, typically at age 6 or 7 years. There is a strong genetic predisposition and girls are affected more often than boys. EEG reveals generalized 3-Hz spike-and-wave activity on a normal background. Prognosis for remission is good if the patient does not also have generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
See also: absence.

child·hood ab·sence ep·i·lep·sy

(chīld'hud ab'sĕns epi-lep-sē)
A generalized epilepsy syndrome characterized by the onset of absence seizures in childhood, typically at age 6 or 7 years. There is a strong genetic predisposition and girls are affected more often than boys. Electroencephalograms reveal generalized 3-Hz spike-wave activity on a normal background. Prognosis for remission is good if the patient does not also have generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
See also: absence
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Among these are typical childhood absence epilepsy, with about a 65% remission rate; cryptogenic partial epilepsy, with a 67% remission rate; and symptomatic partial seizures, with about a 50% remission rate.

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