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Disease Epilepsy, Absence

Name Epilepsy, Absence
Synonyms Absence Epilepsies, Childhood | Absence Epilepsies, Juvenile | Absence Epilepsy | Absence Epilepsy, Childhood | Absence Epilepsy, Juvenile | Absence Seizure Disorder | Absence Seizure Disorders | Akinetic Petit Mal | Childhood Absence Epilepsies | Childhood Absence Epilepsy | ECA1 | ECA2 | ECA5 | ECA6 | EIG6, INCLUDED | EJA1 | Epilepsies, Childhood Absence | Epilepsies, Juvenile Absence | Epilepsy, Absence, Atypical | Epilepsy, Childhood Absence | EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 1 | EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 2 | EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 5 | EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 6 | EPILEPSY, IDIOPATHIC GENERALIZED, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 6, INCLUDED | Epilepsy Juvenile Absence | Epilepsy, Juvenile Absence | Epilepsy Juvenile Absences | EPILEPSY, JUVENILE ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 1 | Epilepsy, Minor | Epilepsy, Petit Mal | JAE1 | Juvenile Absence Epilepsies | Juvenile Absence Epilepsy | Juvenile Absence, Epilepsy | Juvenile Absences, Epilepsy | Minor Epilepsies | Minor Epilepsy | Petit Mal, Akinetic | Petit Mal Epilepsies | Petit Mal Epilepsy | Pykno-Epilepsies | Pykno Epilepsy | Pykno-Epilepsy | Pyknolepsies | Pyknolepsy | Seizure Disorder, Absence | Seizure Disorders, Absence
Definition 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)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D004832
OMIM® IDs 600131 | 607631 | 607681 | 611942 | 612269
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Epilepsy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Epilepsy, Generalized Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Epilepsy, Absence Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Epilepsy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Epileptic Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Epilepsy, Absence Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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