Petit mal epilepsy

What is Petit mal epilepsy?

Absence seizures are one of several kinds of seizures. These seizures are sometimes referred to as petit mal seizures (from the French for "little illness", a term dating from the late 18th century). Absence seizures are characterized by a brief loss and return of consciousness, generally not followed by a period of lethargy (without a notable postictal state).

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Alzheimers Patient, not feeling well, and feeling sick, and then a few hours later blacks out for a moment and falls if standing. I have been told...

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Well, Petit Mal epilepsy is not a strong suspicion in your husband. It is more likely that he has postural...

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My daughter is taking valparin 1.25 ml she is 6.5 kg and she is one year old, but she still seems to have absence seizures for a second or two,...

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Most of children with absence seizures may require anticonvulsant drug for longer time like 2 to...

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