childhood absence epilepsy


: epilepsy that typically begins between the ages of four and eight and is marked by the frequent, daily occurrence of absence seizures
Often misperceived as a benign form of epilepsy, childhood absence epilepsy is associated with variable remission rates; affected children have cognitive deficits and long-term psychosocial difficulties.Tracy A. Glauser et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

called also pyknolepsy

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“Childhood absence epilepsy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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