Absence seizures: A review of recent reports with new concepts

@article{Hughes2009AbsenceSA,
  title={Absence seizures: A review of recent reports with new concepts},
  author={J. R. Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={404-412}
}
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • Absence seizures with bilateral spike-wave (SW) complexes at 3Hz are divided into the childhood form, with onset at around 6 years of age, and the juvenile form, with onset usually at 12 years of age. These seizures typically last 9-12s and, at times, are activated by hyperventilation and occasionally by photic stimulation. Generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures may also occur, especially in the juvenile form. There may be cognitive changes, in addition to linguistic and behavioral problems… CONTINUE READING

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