Petit mal seizure

What is Petit mal seizure?

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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My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed in her 5th grade year with petit mal seizures. She first started ethosuxomide which caused depression. She...

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there can be recurrence of seizure by stopping meidcines and also it can lead to other kind of seizures like generalized tonic clonic seizures...

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I have had petite mal seizures since I was 19 years old. I have been taking valproic acid (250 mg) 4 tablets each day. I would like to know why...

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Brief Answer:
Due to alteration of your brain blood flow.

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Welcome and thanks for your query.
Your symptom is not related to...

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I had a petit mal seizure just a few hours ago and I am now experiencing vomiting and a migraine which I have never had after one of my seizures....

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Brief Answer:
I doubt some effect seizure on brain.

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Thanks for the query.

I doubt this is some effect seizure on brain....

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My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed in her 5th grade year with petit mal seizures. She first started ethosuxomide which caused depression. She...

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I have had petite mal seizures since I was 19 years old. I have been taking valproic acid (250 mg) 4 tablets each day. I would like to know why...

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My grandson is 24 yrs old, had a stroke the day he was born, and he is right side hemophlegic. He has been having grand mal seizures since age 16,...

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I had a petit mal seizure just a few hours ago and I am now experiencing vomiting and a migraine which I have never had after one of my seizures.

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hi i have epilepsy (had it since I have been an infant). We don't how I received it? Anyway As I got older it became worse (I get petit-mal...

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